Monthly Archives: November 2011

Writers Wanted: Catholics Need Not Apply

A friend of mine recently sent me a link that resonated with a fanciful thought that regularly slips in and out among the more functional thoughts that usually fill my mental attic: where are all the (good) Catholic (fiction) writers? … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Companions

Nothing quite like staying in… Note: I did not choose the comforter. At this point in my life, I take what I can get.

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Watermark

“Watermark” ~The Weakerthans I count to three and grin. You smile and let me in. We sit and watch the wall you painted purple. Speech will spill on space. Our little cups of grace. But pauses rattle on about the … Continue reading

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Bar None Tales

To the girl in my bar who looks like Winona Ryder circa ’94 (e.g., _Reality Bites_): you were so damn cute until I started talking with you. I could not care less that you think about college football 24/7. Really, … Continue reading

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Brave New Austerity

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.” ~Aldous Huxley Brave New World Pretty much sums up my current frame of mind. Will not … Continue reading

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Fallen Movies

As everything falls apart, why not watch Wong Kar Wai’s phantasmagorical films like Fallen Angels? This ending is celluloid bliss. Also, the guy who gets bloodied up looks much like my brother.

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Signs of the Times (Is There a Sign for “Oh, Shit Balls!”?)

Twenty-two signs that the gossamer veneer of civilization continues to tear before our entertainment-addled, porn-saturated eyes. All twenty-two are zinging manifestations of only two or three broader categories, but the number reveals a whimsical variety to Original Sin. #3 and … Continue reading

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