voting…

... polls will be closing Sunday @ midnight. Winners will be announced the following Monday. So you have exactly 2 days left to vote often, Chicago style mob rules. While on the subject, I think this year I will retire the annual awards. Six years is a good run but I feel interest is waning, at least on my part. Maybe I will come up with something better. We'll see how I feel in the morning. … [Read more...]

sunlit beds…

... Paul G. Oxborough c.1965 … [Read more...]

shameless blegging…

... I hate to do it but sometimes these things are necessary. And it's for a good cause. I promise. Please, kind readers, take a moment to see my appeal at the top of the sidebar. Update 9/20/11: Thank you all for your kindness! I appreciate every donation and your support of me, my son and the Scouting organization! … [Read more...]

the Spanish Dancer…

... by John Singer Sargent. Her hands are stunning. … [Read more...]

Mater Dolorosa…

... a few links you might need for today. The Mourning Virgin, c. 18th Century. Wood carving with gilding, ivory and silver. Housed at the Met. … [Read more...]

exultation of the cross…

... I have never understood the protestant aversion to the image of Christ on the crucifix. I know they like their Jesus triumphant and risen and all, but it will always baffle me why they wouldn't find it a meditative visual reminder of Christ's mercy as we Catholics do. I'm quite fond of this quote by Fr. Groeschel; "People can relate to a crucified Christ displayed in Catholic Churches, as each one of us has a cross to carry. None of us can relate to a risen Christ, as none of us has ever … [Read more...]

Bishop suspends Fr. Pavone from Priests For Life…

... Please say a rosary for Fr. Frank Pavone and his organization this evening.And Fr. Pavone's official statement in response. … [Read more...]

shrews…

... they make it so hard for the rest us; running around perpetuating negative female stereotypes and scaring men into permanent bachelorhood. There are few woman I can not stand less than The Shrew, the angry woman who turns her husband into a verbal and emotional punching bag. I've seen women call their spouses, the same persons they promised to honor and respect, worthless sacks of excrement! Like reverse sexism, this belittling of men seems to be 100% acceptable. It's used as the tie that … [Read more...]

fine art Friday…

... just kidding. Have some shitty art instead. I see what the artist is trying to say here. Christ is the central figure. He is larger in scale and dominates the scene as if to say, I am bigger than your grief. The deep red hue of Santa Claus's garments represents the color of martyrdom. It's striking and bold. Clearly the artist struggled with father abandonment issues, and has placed themselves as Santa longing to be comforted. The pain of loss is intense in both subject's face. It is a … [Read more...]


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