Hello, Monday. I am competent, athletic, and knowledgeable.

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Feeling down? Not ready to start the week? Ready to feel like the most competent, knowledgeable, athletic person in the world, at least relatively speaking? Check out these two extremely persistent guys who somehow have no idea what to do with a frisbee:h/t Gawker, where it's tagged "frinsbees."“Ah yes, Frinsbee, I am familiar with this object and its purpose!” one of the two Martians seen above probably said to the other. “Hahah, yes. Love to jerk the ol’ Fransbone around!” his flop … [Read more...]

Let’s play Boots or Shakespeare, Catholic style!

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 My FB friend Jeni Wilmot suggested a topic for Mark Shea's radio show, which I co-host on Mondays (podcasts here). It didn't make it on the show, but it was a brilliant idea: Catholic Would You Rather. In college, we used to call this game “Boots or Shakespeare.” It started out easy: Coke or Pepsi? Swimming or skiing? and progressed onto harder choices: Would you rather be deaf or blind? Frozen or burned? Always lonely or never, ever alone?—the idea being that your choices were mutuall … [Read more...]

Does it matter if Medjugorje is real or not?

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I would say that Mary, my mother in heaven who knows me and loves me, would not be happy to see her children duped into following around a sock puppet that looks like her, even if it makes them say the rosary and go to Mass more often. I would say that, as the eternal queen of Heaven and earth, Mary can work to convert the hearts of sinners without the help of a tour guide agency.  I would say that no one should dare muscle past my Holy Mother and say, "Looks like you need some help with these pe … [Read more...]

My speaking schedule for 2015

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I've finally updated my speaker's page to include my schedule for this year! It includes: Midwest Catholic Family Conference, August 7-9 in Wichita, KS “The Contraceptive Mentality: What it is, what it’s not, and why you probably shouldn’t sweat it” and one other talk, tbd World Meeting of Families – Friday, September 25; Breakout session address “Go Forth”: Evangelization and the Global Community Diocese of Syracuse, NY  Women’s Conference   November 7, 2015  - “Contagious Joy" Are you looki … [Read more...]

In which I nag you to buy life insurance

No pressure!

I really hate it when people say, “You have no business having children if you don’t have life insurance!” or “How can you claim you love your family if you don’t have life insurance?” Hey, things happen. Life doesn’t always work out in a sensible order. Lots of non-horrible people don’t have life insurance. Just consider this your reminder, you loving parents, to take a look at your budget and see what you can do. Read the rest at the Register.  And by the way, my agent is Daniel Finn with New … [Read more...]

In which I nag you to buy life insurance

No pressure!

I really hate it when people say, "You have no business having children if you don't have life insurance!" or "How can you claim you love your family if you don't have life insurance?" Hey, things happen. Life doesn't always work out in a sensible order. Lots of non-horrible people don't have life insurance. Just consider this your reminder, you loving parents, to take a look at your budget and see what you can do.Read the rest at the Register.And by the way, my agent is Daniel Finn with … [Read more...]

I just had the ultimate married couple conversation

Fine, we're both nuts.

Me: Did you find those packets of nuts I put in your car? I know they say "100 calorie packs," but I just got them because they were packets of nuts.Him: I know.Me: I just wanted you to know that. I wasn't thinking about how many calories you eat.Him: I know. Thanks. I ate them.Me: I know, I counted how many were left.Him: I ate them angrily.Me: Wha? But -- but they're nuts.Him: So am I. … [Read more...]


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