Okay, one last thing, I mean it, seriously, no more, for real… A brief addendum to my thoughts on our commercially spartan ways Now good night. I’m serious. No, no, I mean it this time… [Read more...]


Okay, folks, this is it — don’t get scared now After two years of preparation, I’ve finally broadcast my decision to be Catholic. It’s insanely long, so I won’t post the entirety here. Have a look, send your prayers and thoughts. That does it for me today online. I’m cooked, and I still have no [Read More...]


Christian Heritage – August 26-29 Augustine Day by Day – August 26-29 [Read more...]


Raising ire where e’er I go A short while back, in response to my post about telling folks here my interest in being Catholic, Tom R, a regular commenter here, said I shouldn’t be too hard on my friends for being at least a little ill at ease as they watch a “Galatians 3:3″ happen [Read More...]


The story so far Trip to Alishan. Eating. Typhoon. Eating. Return. Reading. Sleep. Typhoon. No DSL connection. Reading. Cleaning. Eating. Shopping. Hanging with friends. No DSL. Sleep. Prayer. Cleaning. Eating. Shopping. Shipping. Reading. Hanging with friends. No DSL. Sleep. Prayer. Working out. Eating. Internet cafe. Present. It’s been much less of a hassle than I [Read More...]


Before I drift away on a cloud of sleep dust… I wanted to say thank you — thank you, thank you, thank you all — for your encouraging and inspiring comments to my recent post about the allure the Eucharist. One comment that especially caught my eye was a perhaps well meaning question about how [Read More...]


Augustine Day by Day – August 21-24 Christian Heritage – August 25 – The Legacy of the Saints Augustine Day by Day – August 25 – Vocations in a Monastery [Read more...]


The shipping news FCA: Your one-stop source for my life, KTV, big fish, pot, journalism, porn, and the like! [Read more...]


Gone Till Monday Shea here. I’m going to be visiting our Great Neighbor to the North, Canada, starting in a couple of hours. For any readers in Alberta (which is like saying “any readers in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming”) I will be speaking tomorrow at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. McLennan, Alberta. Topics: Making [Read More...]


I’m not the only one One of my favorite bloggers, Screaming Writer, recently posted some thoughts on the unpredictability of writing and really got me thinking. The following is me thinking: The unpredictability of narrative. It’s uncanny. I’ve had it happen to me more than once. Inexplicably, a story moves out from under you with [Read More...]