The Sacramental Quality of Teatime, Mickey Mouse, Lon Chaney, and More: Sickbed Linkaround

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I got a virus last week, and thought I’d just take a couple days, wait for it pass, and return today. Here is George Takei imitating the response of my damaged immune system to that idea: I sat around all day Thursday watching the extended edition of The Hobbit and watching the first four hours [Read More...]

75 Seconds of Pure Inspiration

If this mouse can do it, so can you! And remember… [Read more...]

Gay Pagan Sex Offenders to Wed in Prison UPDATED

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To quote Ace, “O Sweet Meteor of Death, why do you tarry?”: The bride will don a traditional white veil. The groom will wear a Grim Reaper cloak. The two men will step into a Wiccan circle to exchange vows and rings before being ushered back to their respective units at the Special Commitment Center, [Read More...]

A Response to the Facebook Giraffe Meme UPDATED

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If you don’t understand the point of this post, it means you’re healthy and well-adjusted and don’t spend time on Facebook. UPDATE: If the wording of the riddle that’s going around social media specifies the time as “3am,” you might be tempted to answer that the first thing you open are your “eyes,” since it’s [Read More...]

Balzac on Coffee

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Something light for Friday: Honore de Balzac offering a brisk, entertaining little essay on the vile yet beautiful bean. Having pushed through a coffee-fueled jag in order to finish a large magazine supplement last month, I can relate. It left me weird and irritable. Since I’m not sure how long the hosting site will remain [Read More...]

Daniel Mitsui Needs Your Prayers

The Nativity of Christ, by Daniel Mitsui

Daniel Mitsui is a Catholic artist I’ve admired for years, and now his family could use your prayers: My daughter, Alma Hildegard Mitsui, was born at 7:14 on Wednesday, 25 September. She is in the Neonatal Intenive Care Unit, and will likely remain there for a long time. She was born at 25 weeks and [Read More...]

Comment Moderation On

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Some of the haters are back playing in the comboxes, so I’m putting moderation on and leaving it on for the foreseeable future. Since I’m sick, this will mean a delay in approving comments or wishing you away to the cornfield. [Read more...]

Chaput on Francis: “Our Witness Matters”

I’m fighting a nasty cold, but I thought this column from Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput was well worth a full read. Like everything from +Chaput, it’s a very balanced and sensible reaction to the Pope Francis interview: Some people grasped at the interview like a lifeline – or a vindication. One person praised the Holy Father [Read More...]


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