not to be out bling-ed…

... my love of all things shiny and costly has prompted the start of a new label. … [Read more...]

Holy Martyrs Ermylus and Stratonicus …

The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus, Slavs by origin, lived at the beginning of the fourth century during a persecution against Christians by the emperor Licinius (311-324). St Hermylus served as deacon in the city of Sigidon (Belgrade). Condemned by Licinius to imprisonment, he was long and cruelly tortured for Christ, but he remained unyielding. Hermylus mocked the pagan gods, calling them deaf, dumb, and blind idols. In anger Licinius ordered more severe torments for him, saying that he … [Read more...]

contest submissions…

... I've gotten some truly ugly churches submitted to the contest. Fabulous! Thank you all who've taken the time to e-mail your photos. In order to keep the contest balanced I am in need of various utilitarian structions; prisons, insane assylums, slaughter houses, libraries ... whatever, just have fun with it! email the_crescat@yahoo.com. … [Read more...]

Those Poor, Poor Palestinians

Question: Why would a terrorist use civilian areas to launch missles into Israel?Answer: Um...because it's crowded in Gaza? WRONG. It's so when the inevitable civilian casualties happen during the inevitable Israeli counterstrike, they can take pictures of dead children and put them on the internet. It's called marketing. Westerners are suckers for marketing because it saves most of us from having to learn about stuff that is hard or complicated. There are websites full of pictures of what those … [Read more...]

there’s so much to love…

... about being Catholic. … [Read more...]

big tricked out blog…

... I like Flo; I feel a certain affinity with her. … [Read more...]

so long Bush…

... thanks for the laughs. photo montage source. … [Read more...]

here’s a fun one…

... incorporating my love of nun gazing and swiss guards. … [Read more...]

on those cold winter days…

... nothing cheers me up more than some Ganswein. … [Read more...]

2009 Crescat Contest…

... only three weeks left to submit your ugly churches. … [Read more...]

i got the cure for the post holiday blues…

... SWISS GUARDS! ... now I'm all warm inside. … [Read more...]

empty spaces…

... well, I did it. I took down the decorations, put away the tree and now my house seems empty and joyless. With all the greenery off the porch the house looks almost abandoned from the exterior. The lights aren't sparkling in the window and the smell of pine is gone. It just looks stark and cold. Winter. I long for the delicate buds of color dotting the trees that announce the arrival of spring. The longer days of warm sunlight. With the decorations boxed away you really notice the contrast of … [Read more...]