A Sense of Humor Helps

Was discussing this report of a bin Laden sighting with my pal and dearest little brother in Christ, Greg. He sighed in exasperation and said, "What is this guy, Bigfoot? Sightings? Don't they realize Bush is going to trot him out on The Tonight Show this Monday?"I needed that laugh. We're all too edgy these days, and I'm not meaning simply my family and our situation with S. I have friends - both Republicans and Democrats - calling me up in various stages of hysteria because the polls are … [Read more...]

The Book of Tobit is useful and under-utilized

Earlier, I wrote that I am in the process of putting together the liturgy for my brother's funeral.That's not just a hard sentence to write, it is a difficult task to set oneself to. It requires a willingness to say, "yes, I suppose this must be done, and better to do it now, when I am thinking clearly..." when one really doesn't yet want to...quite...believe that the end is near.Choosing from an approved list of prayers used throughout the Mass of Christian Burial is not difficult, even … [Read more...]