Everything old is new again: Colorado town offers funeral pyres

A practice many might consider taboo is available in one western town — and it’s believed to be the only place in the U.S. to do so. Details: Belinda Ellis’ farewell went as she wanted. One by one, her family placed juniper boughs and logs about her body, covered in red cloth atop a rectangular [Read More...]

Is your gadget your boss?

If so, welcome to the club. The New York Times takes a look at how the smartphone is outsmarting us — and may be wrecking the balance of our lives, to boot: Given the widespread adoption of smartphones, text messaging, video calling and social media, today’s professionals mean it when they brag about staying connected [Read More...]

Prince Charles becomes first royal to visit Catholic church in Ireland

It didn’t get much attention, but this seems a noteworthy piece of news: History was made on Friday when Prince Charles became the first member of the Royal Family to enter a Catholic Church in Ireland. The Prince visited St Malachy’s Church in Belfast,  to see a 3.5 million pound restoration project which has just [Read More...]

Ripped from the headlines: a great voice mail message with a great voice

Don’t you wish you had a famous announcer for a friend? A fellow named Chase happens to know a guy who knows the announcer from “Law & Order.” So: get a load of the voice mail message that greets Chase’s callers. [Read more...]

Behold: a gorilla who walks like a man

Talk about an upstanding citizen. Somebody cue “The Four Seasons” to sing “Walk Like A Man”… And get a load of this great ape’s great gait. You can read more about this guy here. [Read more...]

Red Bull mocks confession

I first heard this joke a few years ago … and I’m frankly surprised that someone thought it would make a good commercial. Well, truth be told, it doesn’t. What seemed naughty and irreverent as a joke comes off here as just tacky.  And what this has to do with Red Bull remains a mystery [Read More...]

Feeling penitent? There's an app for that

And, it’s the first to have the official blessing of the Catholic Church. From the National Catholic Register: Readers may recall a recent post about the offensive Penance App that came out in December that makes a mockery of the Church. Well, iPhone users now have a Church-approved App that could actually be beneficial to [Read More...]

Report: Muslim population in U.S. to double in 20 years

That, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Details: There are about 2.6 million Muslim adults and children in the United States (0.8 percent of the U.S. population) in 2010. That figure is expected to rise to 6.2 million (1.7 percent) in 2030, predicted the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public [Read More...]

Coming soon to your TV: "Father Albert"

The priest who became famous for Going Rogue — among other things — has now landed a new TV show: A priest who left Catholic church to marry a woman has earned himself a TV show. Alberto Cutie shook the world with his scandal when he was photographed kissing Ruhama Buni Canellis on a South [Read More...]

For the birds

Over the weekend, I took the plunge and upgraded my mobile phone.  (I got an EVO, if anyone is wondering.) This thing is a marvel that would not be out of place at Spacely Sprockets.  It keeps my calendar, takes my pictures, shoots my video, finds my destination, locates a restaurant, and even provides me [Read More...]


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