It’s Day 2 of the 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...]

Tin Cup Rattle, Day 1

I’ve managed to put this off for as long as I could, but summer is a dry time in more way than one.  So I’m asking you: if you value what you get here and want to help a lower middle class writer keep his kidlets in food, clothes and shelter while still getting your [Read More...]

Today, I’m at the dentist!

Here is a piece on a much happier and less expensive subject: Mary and how she guard the truth of our relationship to God. If you like it or the rest of my work, please consider dropping a few shekels in the Tin Cup Rattle by a) clicking the donate button under my ugly mug [Read More...]

Still Forced to Rattle the Tin Cup

We at Chez Shea are deeply grateful to all y’all who have contributed.  We’re in a bit of a financial jam right now.  We live on a financial knife edge and between a financially dry summer, wedding costs, and quarterly taxes for the self-employed (and uninsured), we are more than usually teetering on the knife edge.  [Read More...]

A little Wedding Awesomeness

Today, I’m on the road at 5 AM so not much posting. We’re still gasping financially. If you like the blog and what I do and want me to do more of it, please consider clicking the donation button under my ugly mug shot on the right rail. Thanks and God bless you. [Read more...]

Low Income Writer Tin Cup Rattle

“So Mark, I notice you haven’t posted as much this week.” Yeah.  Between the wedding and its attendant expenses, plus travel, plus being on the road, plus I’m finishing up a book (Ignatius will be re-issuing By What Authority? Yay Ignatius!) plus I’m plowing through tons of old email and trying to get caught up [Read More...]


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