Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I've been thinking about ostriches today. I feel like leaving social media. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are often described as "toxic" and I certainly am becoming easily discouraged, cynical, and irritable. Perhaps I would be happier without social media. The trouble with leaving the social media world is that there's …

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No Nation Can Negotiate with Karens

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com A sad thing happened online this weekend. For who knows what reason, good old George W. Bush published a cheesy, dramatic, heavily produced Coronavirus message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6lxKOfn8_E He speaks over a slow-fade transition slideshow of photographs, beginning in black and white. Dubya states that we are in a unique time, when …

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For Lent, I’m Using an iPhone

Photo by Arun Thomas on Pexels.com Want to hear perhaps the weakest, most 1st-Worldest Lenten resolution ever? I'm using an iPhone as a Lenten penance. It's a petty insult to Apple users, so it's actually an actively uncharitable practice. Furthermore, I'm announcing this penance, and that’s exactly what Jesus (the inventor of Lent) says not …

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The Shocking Truth about Snoopy’s Christmas

Photo by Cristian S. on Unsplash Why does Snoopy (in persona World War I Flying Ace) always get his ass kicked by the Red Baron? It’s Snoopy’s own fantasy. You’d think he would win these air skirmishes (I am trying my best to avoid “dogfight” puns). I find myself asking this question during December, when Christmas carols are …

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I’m Catholic. Now What? – Book Review

What it is: "I'm Catholic. Now What?" is the Catholic handbook for 2020. It is a compilation and review of the spectrum of stuff Catholics should know. Catechism class basics, Thomistic proofs, papal encyclicals, Roman Missal/WMD puns, the faith's application to hot-button sociopolitical issues, the importance of beer - it's all in there. A challenge …

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