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Blessing the House

I ‘blessed the house’ today, sprinkling holy water in each room. It isn’t the formal blessing of the home and household that’s sometimes done on Epiphany. The formal blessing is a wonderful ceremony: and one we don’t do. By not … Continue reading

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Hating People: Not an Option

This showed up in today’s news: “Twitter finds new ways to put hate speech on mute” (CNET) “Twitter Adds New Ways to Curb Abuse and Hate Speech” (The New York Times) CNET’s piece quoted part of this Twitter blog post: … Continue reading

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Numbers and Nero

I don’t have the ‘I’d rather be dead’ attitude of the deceased in that 2011 Non Sequitur strip. My viewpoint is more like Edison Lee’s dad in yesterday’s comic. I figure that someone will win the 2016 American presidential election. … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Showing this picture to a few online groups, I learned that Halloween, our version, is a somewhat “American” holiday. Today is also the feast day of St. Wolfgang of Regensberg, AKA The Almoner. He had a good reason for throwing … Continue reading

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