Off Duty Everyone involved would be ashamed to be identified in this story except for me. Most of the people who were present when it happened were already ashamed because they were homeless which, during the Reagan years, was hardly something to be ashamed of. It happened. For some reason as a nation we had … More Off Duty
Still with me? OK, so now I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned so far about losing a lot of weight in as non-technical and simple a way as I can. This is the game. I can’t say that it’ll work for you or for anyone else, but this is what has worked for … More PART 2: Food Solutions to Food Problems (How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change)
Note to the reader: Before I start, I should say this: My effort to take better care of myself is very much a work in progress. I am not an expert on anything except maybe my own experience. Some aspects of my experience are really difficult to admit and write about, but my hope is … More Part 1 of How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change
I will admit to being heartbroken to find that some of my Catholic brothers and sisters are unwilling to say, in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, that they extend their condolences specifically toward the LGBTQ community. Fr. James Martin has been one of the prominent exceptions. I have been blessed to spend a lot of … More Why I Think Catholics Should Tell the LGBTQ Community That We Love and Support Them, Loudly and Often.
We could get ourselves whacked three times with a paddle if we were caught with cassette tapes of secular music. We could also get paddled if we said mean things about someone or if we sassed a teacher. Heck, we could get paddled for just about anything. Some kids, like my cousin, actually knew all … More That Odd Moment of Victorious Joy
Text: Luke 22 and 23 I don’t usually write out my homilies. Today, I did. Well, some of it. We have read these long passages from the Gospel of Luke that seek to give an orderly account of what happened at the arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus. What becomes clear is that, … More Notes for a Palm Sunday Homily About Right Now.
In my first post about the Jesus Prayer, I focused on the “bodily” dimensions of my practice of the Prayer. This second post will touch on the choices I’ve made regarding the physical items I use. The reason for this post is simple: I had to reach my conclusions largely through trial and error and extensive research. … More The Jesus Prayer II: Objects for Prayer