Day 7 of the Tin Cup Rattle

Has this blog been a source of good for you that you can’t find anywhere else? Then please consider a gift to and click on the donate button to the right so that we can our kids get fed,¬†clothed, housed, eddicated and so forth. You can either make a straight donation or, if you like [Read More…]

Good Morning! It’s Day 6 of the Catholic and Enjoying It! Tin Cup Rattle

We’re in the Home Stretch of the Tin Cup Rattle. You’ve done a phenomenal job so far and my fambly really appreciate it–though not as much as I do. However, we have two more days to go and can use as much oomph as possible as we approach the finish line! Please consider a gift [Read More…]

Day 5 of the Tin Cup Rattle

You’ve grown accustomed to my blog It always makes your day begin You’ve grown accustomed to the links the comments and hijinx My smiles, my frowns My ups, my downs Are second nature to you now Like breathing out and breathing in You were serenely independent And content, before we met Surely you could always [Read More…]

Day 4 of the Tin Cup Rattle

Greetings and thank you so much for your generosity to us Sheas. I won’t take up a bunch of your time but I will just say what I have said before: if you appreciate what you get here, then please help keep an emphatically lower middle class family’s nose above water. Click on the PayPal [Read More…]

Good Morning! It’s Day 3 of the Tin Cup Rattle

In the past couple days, you got to discuss stuff you can’t hardly discuss anywhere else, cuz there aren’t too many blogs with this mix of Catholic theology and daffy pop culture cogitations. Tomorrow, who knows? I might find just about anything, or blather about anything else, as well as peruse other fun stuff that [Read More…]

It’s Day 2 of the CAEI Tin Cup Rattle

This is one of the moments where I ask for some small support for my efforts to provide you with the sort of Catholic content, newsiness, fun, and so forth that is this blog. We Sheas live in narrow financial straits. For those who have joined the blog since last quarter, I am a writer [Read More…]

Day 1 of the Tin Cup Rattle

If you like my work, please help keep an emphatically lower middle class writer with a dead 98 Ford Escort, a dying computer, an imminent income, self-employment, property, and quarterly tax bill, two kids in college and a savings account on fumes remain solvent so he can keep bringing you the weird combination of offbeat [Read More…]

Semi-Annual Tin Cup Rattle, Day 7

I am back to work today cranking out more stuff and trying to meet the bills. I’ve got several pieces to write and still have the books (mine and ghostly) hanging over my head. So I will be busy and scarce. Please, if you can help us out during this very dry time¬†the whole fambly [Read More…]

Tin Cup Rattle, Day 6

Clerihews! Brandon Vogt Radio Interviews! St. Thomas! Stupid Jokes! Theological musings! You don’t get what you get here anywhere else. And to have sufficient food, clothing, shelter, and internet access for me to keep providing it, I need money to do that. If you like what you find here, please do consider plinking some shekels [Read More…]

Tin Cup Rattle, Day 5

The work plow continues to forge its way through mounds of work and quadrillions of electrons in the struggle to keep our kids in sneakers and sandwiches. We deeply appreciate the generosity of all you guys, not only to us, but to the various readers who write in with all sorts of different needs. To [Read More…]