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    Archive for March, 2008

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, March 31st, 2008

    Well, you’re going to see this all over the web today, so I might as well chime in: Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday. Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the Vatican’s newly-released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims made up 19.2 percent [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, March 30th, 2008

    “Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of invisible and visible winged seeds, so the stream of time brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men.” Thomas Merton, [...]

    Saturday Stuff

    Saturday, March 29th, 2008

    Company weekend. Marie’s brother is taking his sons (7 and 9) to Kalamazoo’s Air Zoo for a cub/tiger scout outing. He dropped off his wife and daughter at our place last night. He’s coming back today. I mention it because Andy read the itinerary to me, which is accurately summarized: “Museum tour and rocket making [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, March 28th, 2008

    Nasty bar fight last night. I was having a nice dinner with my wife, when this troglidytic group of thugs came in and started picking a fight with me. I ignored them, until one of them winked at my wife (he may have had something in his eye; hard to say). I couldn’t tolerate that, [...]

    Thursday Miscellany

    Thursday, March 27th, 2008

    Relaxing time. I’m experiencing my first breather at the office in over three months. I plan on meeting my wife and another couple for dinner after work, drink a few big mugs, get up tomorrow morning and knock out a piece with a looming deadline, go to Mass, then relax. It’s a good feeling. Now, [...]

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

    18 things a man doesn’t have. It’s a pretty good list, but I don’t agree with all of them (what’s wrong a cheap case of beer (#11), especially if you have to share?). _________ Where two or more are gathered in His name, you might still need interpretive guidance: An 11-year-old girl died after her [...]

    Tuesday Trifles

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

    Why do men cheat? Here are the Top Five reasons. I like number three: I’m not saying it’s right, and I’m not saying it’s fair, but some men can feel like they’re last in the family pecking order once the gaggle of children dominates schedules, time, and his wife’s attention. That doesn’t mean that kids [...]

    Easter Monday (Moanin’)

    Monday, March 24th, 2008

    Long weekend, short blog post. For some reason, I was dragging all Saturday and Sunday. I slept in this morning, leaving me with little time for blogging. Easter went well. It was also Tess’ (3) birthday. A three-year-old in the house, and Marie is not pregnant. Is the parade of children over, stifled at a [...]

    Holy Saturday

    Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

    By killing Jesus, Satan had swallowed God’s bait. He didn’t know he had swallowed the Godhead, thereby inviting Full Being into his fortress of nothingness and bringing about the ontological fall of his nothingness. In the words of St. Gregory of Nyssa: “The Godhead hid under the covering of our human nature so as to [...]

    Something for Easter Morning

    Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

    “When the disciples saw the risen Christ, they beheld “him as a reality in the world, though no longer of it, respecting the order of the world, but Lord of its laws. To behold such reality was different and more than to see a tree or watch a man step through a doorway. To behold [...]

    Something for 3:00

    Friday, March 21st, 2008

    “For all that ever was wrong, is wrong, and will be wrong, the price has been paid.” Richard John Neuhaus

    Question

    Friday, March 21st, 2008

    If you refer to a threesome, you might use the word “trinity” or “triumvirate.” Are there similar words for a foursome?

     


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