Praying for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

    The first rule of thumb is to get your facts straight first. You can distort them later as you please, said the beloved Mark Twain. Mardi Gras didn’t start in New Orleans. In 1703 the small French colony of Mobile observed the first Mardi Gras. The first of the mystic societies were formed in the 1830s. [Read More...]

Praying for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

The first rule of thumb is to get your facts straight first. You can distort them later as you please, said the beloved Mark Twain. Mardi Gras didn’t start in New Orleans. In 1703 the small French colony of Mobile observed the first Mardi Gras. The first of the mystic societies were formed in the 1830s. [Read More...]

This & That

I’m no fan of pit bulls, or other dogs with a penchant for biting for that matter, but did you see this story about the pit bull puppy that swallowed the foot-long? Roy Hoffman, religion writer at the Mobile Press, and I had a sweet visit the other day. He told me about this piece [Read More...]


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