Finished Harry Potter 5 A fine piece of work, though it could have profited from an editor. I am more mystified than ever by people who hate and fear these books. I look forward to the next two. I won’t give any spoilers for those who haven’t read them, but I will say Rowling surprised [Read More...]

Finished Harry Potter 5 A fine piece of work, though it could have profited from an editor. I am more mystified than ever by people who hate and fear these books. I look forward to the next two. I won’t give any spoilers for those who haven’t read them, but I will say Rowling surprised [Read More...]

Yesterday… We took it easy on the El Tourista way of life and simply went to Glen Eyrie, the castle built by Gen. Palmer, the Quaker Civil War general. A splendid place built by a guy who appears to have been a sort of 19th Century Bill Gates. He was an engineer with tons of [Read More...]

Prayer for sinners as a zero sum game I simply do not understand the logic of people who say, “To pray for a grave sinner is to rob the innocent of prayers and support.” Amazingly, global and versatile man that I am, I find it possible to pray both for the mugger and his victim, [Read More...]

Prayer for sinners as a zero sum game I simply do not understand the logic of people who say, “To pray for a grave sinner is to rob the innocent of prayers and support.” Amazingly, global and versatile man that I am, I find it possible to pray both for the mugger and his victim, [Read More...]

Crime is the result of poverty. It has nothing to do with human choices. [Read more...]

Crime is the result of poverty. It has nothing to do with human choices. [Read more...]

Crime is the result of poverty. It has nothing to do with human choices. [Read more...]

Peter Steinfels needs to spend more time in cyberspace He naively writes: “Catholic teaching affirms the existence of hell as a place of eternal punishment and separation from God but has never stated that any particular individuals are damned or that humans could know that.” A quick visit to cyberspace would introduce him to all [Read More...]

Isn’t it odd… …that one of the most beloved old TV shows (arguably the greatest of its time and certain one of the greatest ever) is the Twilight Zone? It is, after all, a show that, more often than not, told tales of characters, both good and bad, who have visited upon them eternal, irrevocable [Read More...]

The Day Before Yesterday… We went to the Rock Ledge Living History Museum. My son Sean was particularly impressed at the Native American portion, though he was confused because our guide, though a Cherokee, looked and sounded like any ordinary modern American young woman. His confusion only deepened when I explained that she didn’t live [Read More...]

The Day Before Yesterday… We went to the Rock Ledge Living History Museum. My son Sean was particularly impressed at the Native American portion, though he was confused because our guide, though a Cherokee, looked and sounded like any ordinary modern American young woman. His confusion only deepened when I explained that she didn’t live [Read More...]

Bork Becomes a Catholic Whaddaya know! Seems like Fr. McCloskey’s connected with a lot of these high profile conversions. Anyway, good news. [Read more...]

Bork Becomes a Catholic Whaddaya know! Seems like Fr. McCloskey’s connected with a lot of these high profile conversions. Anyway, good news. [Read more...]

As I’ve said, I think Bush was Gambling, not Lying, About his Intelligence Data And given that The Worst President We’ve Ever Had didn’t even bother to gamble or care, I find that rather easy to forgive, especially given the legacy that Clinton left 3000 families on 9/11. [Read more...]

Y’know, I’m Just Not Worried About This You reach a point where the doomsday predictions of experts kind of bounce off. [Read more...]

Y’know, I’m Just Not Worried About This You reach a point where the doomsday predictions of experts kind of bounce off. [Read more...]

O My Jesus forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven especially those most in need of thy mercy. Steve Riddle contends that this prayer has meaning, particularly in the case of world historical monsters like Hussein’s sons. I tend to agree with him. Disputations doesn’t. I [Read More...]

It’s the Era of Good Feelings! Iran regime suddenly notices Al-Quaeda in their midst. [Read more...]

It’s the Era of Good Feelings! Iran regime suddenly notices Al-Quaeda in their midst. [Read more...]

Sorry. I’m still not buying this I think they settled to make a kook go away. The merits of this case have not impressed me, from what I’ve seen of it in the news. I could be wrong, of course. But so far, I’m not convinced. [Read more...]


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