Off to the Eye Doctor

Hey, gang. Originally, I had scheduled an eye doctor appointment for last Wednesday. I ended up breaking it and re-scheduling for today. Since there’s only so much re-scheduling a man can do in good taste, I’ve decided to keep this appointment. Wish me luck! Will resume blogging on the morrow. Your pal and humble narrator, [Read More...]

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The Accents of Holiness

I thought all Irish-born American priests were dead and gone, surviving solely on celluloid — until last Sunday, that is. Then, for the first time, I heard a real, live brogue trilling from the pulpit. I can’t trace it to any particular city or county, although I’m sure it came from somewhere in the southern [Read More...]

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Qadaffi, Video, and the Magic of Martyrdom

If you’re going to kill a bad man, you might as well put on a show. As I understand it, that’s the thesis Simon Sebeg Motefiore pushes in his recent New York Times essay on the death of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Qadaffi, whose killers recorded their handiwork for posterity on their cell phones. If [Read More...]

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