[author’s note: From our time on deployment.] June 27, 2010 I’m not a big coffee drinker. The stuff is all right but I only use it in winter or when I need to stay awake for something. Last week I was feeling really low energy, so I asked my chaplain friend about the coffee […]Read more "Rambling on Honesty and Generosity"
[author’s note: from our time on deployment.] June 20, 2010 You know, sandstorms aren’t as clean and neat as they look on television. Picture Moses, aka Charlton Heston, in The Ten Commandments; sure, he didn’t look so good but the sand looked pure and drifted into beautiful dunes. Our first two days here at […]Read more "Rambling on Kuwaiti Sandstorms"
Just try to grow a beard in the parish and the questions become endless: Why did you do that? Isn’t it too hot to grow a beard in the summer? How come you’re not wearing a flea and tick collar? You know you’d be less ugly without the beard? People mean well, but I always […]Read more "Rambling on Corpus Christi (A)"
[author’s note: From our time of deployment to Iraq.] By the time you read this I’ll be enjoying training in the country of Kuwait. We’ll be there about two weeks before we continue on to our assignment at Joint Base Balad, which is about 50 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. The temperature at this […]Read more "Rambling on Heat (10th Sunday of Ordinary time, C)"
If you want to do good liturgy, listen to your mother. If your mother has passed into Jesus’ hands, run the tape of mom in your head during the Eucharist. Here’s what I mean, whenever I celebrate the Mass and start to get ahead of myself in words and/or gestures, mom speaks in my brain […]Read more "Ramblings on Liturgy (II)"
[author’s note: from our time of preparation and deployment to Iraq.] May 30, 2010 During our Army training around Fort Hood, we found that central Texas has a lot of snakes. Don’t get me wrong, the area around Grand Island does as well, just not as many poisonous snakes. Here we find rattlesnakes, cotton […]Read more "Rambling on the Holy Trinity and Snakes"
[author’s note: from our time of preparation and deployment to Iraq.] May 23 , 2010 Pentecost This last week I got a haircut. Those who saw me before I left probably think that I didn’t need a haircut but believe me in the Army short hair is happiness. My hair was almost up to […]Read more "Rambling on Pentecost"