Daily Archives: 10 April 2013

Hildegard in the Family

I’m not a fan of the practice of taking a confirmation name. I have “Andrew,” the first apostle and my boyhood parish’s patron. But I didn’t know better in ’72. The young miss settled on Hildegard. I approve of that. … Continue reading

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Ghost of a Pew

Our cleaning company said they couldn’t ice-blast the “shadows” out of the balcony wall like they did for all the soot accumulation from last Fall’s fire. This struck me as being slightly creepy. The balcony floor was replaced totally–asbestos. The … Continue reading

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Just a heads up: FBV 3 is in overtime, tied 5-5. If you haven’t voted yet, break the tie by midnight Eastern US time. As for today’s contest, the Bible tells us who we are and what to do. These … Continue reading

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