dead horses and WYD…

... not to beat a dead horse, and WYD has been "done" to death, but I really want to hear from people who have actually attended one of these hurrahs. I'm going to be frank here, looking at the videos on YouTube, the event looks more like a Life Teen mass on steroids.... with acid. All three of which I am adamantly against. The videos that circulate the internet don't look like anything Catholic I've ever seen. There is nothing liturgically recognizable I can even discern. In fact, it hardly … [Read more...]

it’s almost funny, if it weren’t so terrible sad…

... this week has been a rather unfortunate one, full of mishaps and malfunctions. Last week, a perfectly nice gentleman I was acquainted with asked me to join him for dinner. I happily accepted. We exchanged numbers and asked him to call me to work out the finer details. I had a date. Aw. This sounds like the beginning of a happy story, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Remember whose blog you're reading. What follows is a true recollection of the events as they unfolded. Quite pleased with myself … [Read more...]

I thought technology was supposed to make our lives easier…

... I decided to run some errands on my lunch break and check out a local art supply store. It wasn't till I realized that nothing about my surroundings looked familar did I conclude I was lost. Luckily I had foresight enough to write down the phone number to the store. Here is what happened next:Dude: "'Sup. Pretentious Hipster Art Supply Place Serving Only Cool People Covered in Tats and Piercings. Whatcha need?" [I didn't want to be derogatory and nasty by identifying the company because I am … [Read more...]

how to not write like you’re crazy…

... unless you are crazy. Then I can't help you because there's no hiding crazy. Mrs. Fisher has an excellent piece that includes tips on writing well. Most of her advice is for those intelligible writers who write professionally. Or at least the bloggers and writers who aspire to be regarded as such and whose goal is reader comprehension. I have no such aspirations. Obviously. The best advice is her final advice; "If you find yourself using emoticons, chop your hands off." I've discussed this … [Read more...]

Carolina cooking …

... Look, every one knows I'm no kitchen connoisseur, but at least I try from time to time. It's not every night I have cereal and a vodka tonic for dinner. I also know there's no shortage in the niche of Catholic Cooking on the interwebs; Father Z has dibs on the fancified food fair and Jimmy Akin has dibs on the low carb healthy stuff. My favorite, The Catholic Foodie, is the more realistic of the two... in that it's stuff I can actually make and it's stuff I'd actually eat. And for those who … [Read more...]

kids make awesome little servants…

... so my son asked me for an allowance the other day. I asked him where he learned such a foul loathsome word and, of course, he said he learned it at school. Rotten public school children and their corrupting wicked ideas! So I told him we don't use that kind of language in this house and banished him to his room lest he gets any more crazy ideas.Then I went to work today and asked some of my co-workers if they give their kids *shudder* an allowance. Can you believe it, they did. Every single … [Read more...]

art update…

... three new doodles up at the other blog, just begging for your critiques. … [Read more...]

quiet surroundings…

... today I caught myself thinking about Roman architecture and quietness in Church. I was recalling that deep seeded desire most of us have in our souls for peace and tranquility that is usually had in moments of total quiet. It's very rare to find yourself completely surrounded by quiet, even in church where the stillness almost demands it. Try it right now. Stop what your doing, reading, and listen. What do you hear? I hear the hum of the central air conditioning unit. I also hear the buzzing … [Read more...]

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