The Shelby GT 350 Returns…UPDATED



It’s baaack. And it’s badder than ever. Roll clip, [Read more…]

Mark Your Calendars, “The Librarians” Are Coming To The Small Screen


Was it really ten years ago? Where’d the time go?


Book lovers, archivists, and Information Science lovers…UNITE!

Roll clip, [Read more…]

How Your Blogger Spent Halloween…



Handing out candy, of course. And when the kiddies weren’t knocking on the door, I did a little reading… [Read more…]

Pope Francis Demonstrates The Proper Way To Return A Salute

There is so much that heads of state can learn from this Head of State.

Because of Divine Frivolity

Times are tough all over. First we had the economic meltdown to contend with. Now we Catholics are watching our Church and our Pope get attacked by the same people who were attacking Goldman Sachs a few years ago, and Tiger Woods back in the day. Are the attacks justified? Where you sit is probably where you stand. But the fact of the matter is, the storm has been raging since day one on planet Earth. [Read more…]

I’m So Done With Apologizing For Halloween


I just enjoy it. I enjoyed it before I was a Catholic, and I’ll continue to keep on enjoying it now that I am a Catholic.

Feel free to disagree with me, worry that your wacko friends are right that Halloween is evil, etc., etc. [Read more…]

And Now You Know Why The Italian Press Isn’t Exactly the Gold Standard of Journalism

So when we learn the details of Scalfari’s interview, it’s like Simcha Fisher says, [Read more…]

Because Even Superman Needs To Pray

Hi. It’s just me.

Have you seen the quiz that’s going around the interwebs? The one where you answer 10 questions and presto, the literary character your answers best line up with is produced?

I usually avoid these sorts of things, but a friend of mine took it and posted his results on his Facebook wall (Samwise Gamgee), and then another friend did (Sherlock Holmes), and another (Romeo), and so on (Hermione), and so on (Achilles). [Read more…]

The New Pope Will Be Selected When the Conclave Runs Out of Beer

Black smoke means “No Pope (we still have beer).” White smoke means, “We’re outta beer! Habemus Papem!”

Okay, that’s stretching things a bit. However, the cardinals have been blessed with a supply of good beer during the conclave, courtesy of the Monks of Norcia, from San Benedetto, Italy. [Read more…]

For Thoughts on Atheism by the Father of Empiricism UPDATED


Remember my affection for the Harvard Classics, the Five Foot Shelf of Books? Admittedly, I haven’t looked them over much since I became a Catholic. Not because I’ve outgrown them, but because there have been far too many other books to occupy my time since the spring of 2008. Mostly stuff from authors whose names begin with “S”,  as St. Philip Neri suggested when he counseled that reading the works of the saints is profitable.

But I dipped a toe back into the HCFFSB water today and found these thoughts of Sir Francis Bacon. [Read more…]