Monthly Archives: February 2015

Leonard Nimoy Explains The Origin Of The Vulcan Salute…

I am saddened to hear that Leonard Nimoy has passed away. May he rest in peace and rise again on the Last Day. Here is a clip of the story behind his improvisation of the Vulcan greeting “Live long, and … Continue reading

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For The Prayers Of St. Gregory Of Narek (A Few Words For Wednesday) UPDATED

A few days ago, Pope Francis declared St. Gregory of Narek our newest Doctor of the Church. It appears that Grigor Narekatsi is a man of many talents. The hastily compiled list of his accomplishments on Wikipedia includes, “monk, poet, … Continue reading

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To Break My Fast From Being Merciful

I came across some wise words of a Doctor of the Church I had never heard of the other day. The subject? The importance of being merciful. For the longest time, and long before I became a Catholic, I thought … Continue reading

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Pass? Or Fail? The Yokohama YK580 In The Snow (A Tire Review Update)

Back in November I shared my opinion on the Yokohama YK580 tires. I was pretty rough on them in that review because I expect a lot out of my tires, and I was underwhelmed by their performance in wet weather. … Continue reading

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What ISIS Really, Really, Wants, And More Importantly, What Joe Six-Pack Wants For ISIS

  So, there was this article published by The Atlantic online a week or so ago. You probably saw it. You might have even shared it on social media ( I know I did). It was written by Graeme Wood, titled … Continue reading

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That Time When I Was On The Radio With Mark Shea…

…and barely let him get a word in edge-wise. You have to admit that this is quite a feat. This happened last week, when I was a guest on Mark’s show Connecting The Dots. It’s 45 minutes of me rambling on … Continue reading

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3 Weird Things I’m Doing On Top Of My (Secret) Lenten Penance This Year

It’s the Lenten season, and each of us will make a personal sacrifice of some sort. I’m not divulging what I am seriously sacrificing this time around. Maybe I’ll disclose it later, perhaps even years from now if I’m still … Continue reading

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From the Treasure Chest: “The Little Guide for Lent,” circa 1808

What? You weren’t up for an early Lent this year? Too bad. We can’t even blame this on Punxsutawney Phil, either, as whether a groundhog sees his shadow (or not) has no bearing on the liturgical calendar. So what have I … Continue reading

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Why I Am Catholic (The 200 Word Version)

I am Catholic to become whole, and to live fully. As St. John writes, “In Him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it…He was … Continue reading

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