Category Archives: Commentary

First Name Basis

Commentators have noticed a vector toward informality in American culture. Clothing is one bit that comes to mind. I wore a dress shirt and tie to Mass in my early Catholic days (1970 to 72-ish). I wasn’t alone, but I … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day

As a culture, we have some missteps when it comes to observances like Memorial Day. To be sure, I don’t think I get it 100% right. I do perceive the difference between today and Veteran’s Day. I’m aware of its … Continue reading

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Scarlet Letter

Jimmy Mac sent me a link to this RNS piece on a student being barred from Christian school graduation ceremonies “because she was immoral.” The young woman in question is also pregnant. It’s a new twist on an old story: … Continue reading

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Who Orbits?

From Pope Francis’s TED talk this week: How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to … Continue reading

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Keep ‘Em Guessing

On my facebook page this morning, recommendations to join these groups: Traditional Orthodoxy and Ultimate Lesbians. Also something suggesting I go for a hot air balloon ride in Sweden. Only¬†20 000 kronor. I make it a habit to minimize my … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure, No Skill At Correction

I was following last week’s United story. It occurred to me that one of the problems broadly in the human race, and perhaps America in particular, is the inability to make a sincere apology. Amazingly enough, Sean Spicer might have … Continue reading

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About This Site

You have arrived at the main page of a mostly-inactive site. That said, there are no plans to dismantle, edit, or further organize the posts assembled under the header. Most people visit to find or get advice about Scripture readings … Continue reading

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