Category Archives: Games

Saints or Not

Thanks, Liam, for playing. Maybe 25 was too many. I’ll tone the numbers down next time. Amanda, derived from the Latin “love” or “beloved” has “cousins” with the same meaning, but the name was invented about 300 years ago. Bobo … Continue reading

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Saintly Litany

In researching saints’ names earlier this month, I ran across some web sites (thoroughly “orthodox” so far as I can tell) that assisted me greatly in assuring a sound Litany of the Saints for the Easter Vigil. Here’s a contest … Continue reading

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Let’s cast a movie

Twenty years ago, my classmate and friend Tom and I spent many summer days working the periodicals archives of St Bernard’s Institute (now St Bernards School of Theology and Ministry) integrating them into the stacks of the Colgate Rochester Crozer … Continue reading

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Don’t you love good days?

I was having a bad time of it last week, especially toward the weekend. We landed three funerals at the parish. Extra meetings all week. A good friend from California was in town. Except for some walking, I had no … Continue reading

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Various things as I stay up late

My dear wife’s hamster got loose again last week. We keep the “prey” in the basement (three rabbits, two guinea pigs and Jack the hamster) away from the “predators” on the main floor (three cats and a dog). Jack found … Continue reading

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Bobby Fischer Goes To War

What I’m currently reading: a great book by David Edmonds and John Eidinow. I was at Scout camp as the endgame of the (first) Fischer-Spassky match was wrapping up. I remembered our high school chess club so crowded I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Playing games with gam–ing

Listening to NPR this morning while brushing my teeth: a local story involving the “gaming industry.” Where did they ever lose those two little letters? Is there something about gam–ing that makes gam–ing marketers squeamish? Should that tell us something? … Continue reading

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January Book Club

My wife was book browsing a few months ago, considering something for me. As she tells it, my seven-year old came by and noticing the sunflowers on the cover, suggested I might like it. It turned out to be Henri … Continue reading

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Playing Games

Peace, all. After making apple egg rolls for my family yesterday, I headed out for two of my favorite day-off activities: browsing at the public library and playing bridge. My friend Greg is a good guy and a pleasant bridge … Continue reading

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