Monthly Archives: September 2012

Orgasm: The Alpha and the Omega of Our Politics? UPDATED

“Oh Frank, what’s with that headline? You’re really just too much. Calm yourself down man, and have a beer or something.” Actually, there isn’t enough room on the headline to say much more. I could have said, “Sex Viewed Through … Continue reading

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, And More in Central Park UPDATED!

It’s the Global Citizen Festival and it’s “free” for a ticketed donation. The proceeds will be used to combat extreme poverty around the world. “Frank,” you’re thinking, “this is great news if I happen to live near New York City. … Continue reading

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A Poem and a Prayer for Michaelmas UPDATED

  Today is the Feast of St. Michael and the Archangels, also known as Michaelmas. I like the sound of that calendar name for today’s feast and the knowledge that this day used to be a huge festival marking the beginning … Continue reading

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Drafted By God, The Story of Frater Matthew Desme

I said I’m gone readin’ and I am. In fact, I just read the best sports story I’ve seen in a while covered on Yahoo! Sports, and it’s so good, I have to share it with you. Naturally, as something … Continue reading

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For Something Old and Something New (Thoughts for Thursday)

On Thursdays I serve as lector at the parish near my office. I’ve been the Thursday reader for a couple of years now and these days, I don’t even look ahead at the readings beforehand. There are two reasons for … Continue reading

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So, remember the original theme song to Gilligan’s Island?

I’m included in the part of the song that goes “and the rest…” for the project below,

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J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata (Music for Mondays)

Johann Sebastian Bach loved coffee, before coffee houses were cool. He and his musician friends hung out at a place in Liepzig that was something along the lines of Central Perk in the television series Friends, and they jammed, and … Continue reading

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For Solid Food Like This (Hold the Milk)

Once I met up with Thomas Merton, it didn’t take long for him to introduce me to St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Not exactly the founder of the Cistercian Order, as that distinction belongs to the trio of monks Robert of … Continue reading

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Public Prayer at University of Tennessee, Revisited

The other day I shared the story about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s letter to the University of Tennessee regarding prayer before events. The University has stated that they will continue to allow “non-sectarian” prayer before sporting events, etc., and … Continue reading

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The Two Most Important Pundits Weigh In On “My Wife…” UPDATED

No, I don’t mean any of the talking heads over at News Corp., The Big Three, or any of the Sunday Morning shows. No siree. Cut to the chase and get straight to the facts, with a little fun to … Continue reading

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