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...]

Semi-Annual Tin Cup Rattle, Day 4

Honest.  I wouldn’t ask if we weren’t extremely tight financially.  And when I’m not scribbling here, I’ve been editing books, ghost-writing a couple more, and cranking out work for various mags, newspapers and periodicals.  Please consider helping an emphatically lower middle class writer keep his smart alec kids in tennis shoes and burritos. (Funny story: [Read More...]

Tin Cup Rattle, Day 3

Here at CAEI, you get to discuss just about anything, ponder the Elton John’s relationship to Forming Intentional Disciples, help a mom and her kids, find out about Tom McDonald’s view of ghosts, watch Richard Dawkins go stark staring mad now and then, argue about the synod and gab about lotsa other stuff. And, of [Read More...]

It’s Day 2 of the Semi-Annual Tin Cup Rattle!

This is one of those increasingly rare moments where I ask for some small remuneration 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 time, I am [Read More...]

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...]

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

On this blog, you get to argue about Combox Experts, read St. Francis de Sales say: “On the contrary, the evil spirit is turbulent, rough, disturbing; and those who follow infernal suggestions, thinking that they are heavenly inspirations, as a rule are easily identified, because they are loud, headstrong, proud, ready to undertake or meddle [Read More...]

Good Morning! It’s Day 3 of the Quarterly 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...]