The definitive Batman has passed away at the all-too-young age of 66.
1. I voted this past Tuesday. Might be the last time I do, since I reject the liberal paradigm that the practice represents and I find the whole thing to be frankly absurd anyway. Though I'll probably still vote in local elections, once I settle down somewhere, since I think those are the only ones … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Voting, Veterans, Video, and a Gospel Verse
Often times addicts insist, and indeed believe, that they are in fact all right. Their decision to take another drink or what have is just that; a decision. They could stop any time they wanted just by choosing something else. "I can stop any time I want, I just don't want to." Except that this … Continue reading Thought of the Day: A Long Off-Day
My latest piece is up at the Everyman: I’m very fond of the postbellum Confederate song ‘Good Ole’ Rebel’. Dating from the bitter days of Reconstruction, it offers a defiant rejection of the new order: Oh, I’m a good ole’ rebel, now that’s just what I am For this ‘fair land of freedom’ I do not … Continue reading ‘Good Ole Rebel’ at the Everyman
1. So, the big news: I’ve put in my two weeks’ notice at work and will be starting a new job come October! This one will be fully remote, which is what I’ve been aiming at ever since I took up coding. I’m hoping it’ll be a bit more active, at least so that I’m … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Personal News, Some Black Humor, and Talking About the Queen at the ‘Everyman’
1. So, a seventy-year reign has ended, and the vast majority of people now alive in the Anglosphere get to experience what it's like to have a monarch who isn't Queen Elizabeth II. At least those lucky enough to still have a monarch. 2. Learned more about now-King Charles III (IV) in the past twenty-four … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Yep, Mostly Monarchy
Rather fitting that on Feast of the Nativity of the Queen of Heaven and Earth, the longest reigning Queen of England should pass away. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest … Continue reading The Queen is Dead. Long Live the King
Thanks to Caroline Furlong for sharing this: ten holy Polish sisters who were martyred by the advancing Red Army in 1945 were Beatified last weekend. The group of Elizabethan martyr-sisters is headed by the youngest of them, Blessed Sister Maria Paschalis (Maria Magdalena) Jahn. She was born on April 7, 1916, the eldest of four … Continue reading Newly Blessed Martyrs
So, it seems there are reports coming in of a new Eucharistic Miracle in Guadalajara, Mexico. The story is that, during Adoration, the Host was seen to beat like a living heart for about thirty seconds. Cell phone cameras captured the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mostRiZ2L2M The full report is here. As with all reports of miracles, we … Continue reading A New Miracle?
So...this happened today. On the Feast of the Sacred Heart. And the Feast of St. John the Baptist (who, you may recall, testified to Christ from his mother's womb), since we have a rare situation where the two fall on the same day. Interesting that. Anyway, current events aren't really my forte, but this is … Continue reading The End of the Beginning