Category Archives: Lighter fare

National Morse Code Day… and….

… National Prime Rib Day! Try to contain the excitement!   A frequent commentator on Ham matters here, LarryW2LJ has more.  HERE To celebrate this day, here is the theme for Inspector Morse, one of the best TV series themes … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is, again, in a SciFi novel

I received a note yesterday from Catholic blogger Jeff Miller of The Curt Jester. So I am reading through John C. Wright‘s new book and I came across this. In a Basilica on the moon in A.D. 11049: “A motto … Continue reading

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Another morsel for #TalkLikeShakespeare Day

Today my Word of the Day from the OED is honorificabilitudinity, n. [‘ Honourableness.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌɒnəˌrɪfᵻkəˌbɪlᵻtjuːˈdɪnᵻti/, U.S. /ˌɑnəˌrɪfᵻkəˌbɪlᵻt(j)uˈdɪnᵻdi/ Etymology: <  post-classical Latin honorificabilitudinitas honourableness (13th cent. in British and continental sources) <  honorificabilitudin-, honorificabilitudo honourableness (in a charter of 1187 in Du Cange; <  honorificabilis honourable (7th … Continue reading

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A Talk Like Shakespeare Day Gift to the Fair Readership that frequenteth This Blog

It’s… Talk Like Shakespeare Day! #TalkLikeShakespeare #TalkLikeShakespeareDay Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. Hear, O gentles! Also strive to use in thy fair speech some homage to the Bard. Maybe … Continue reading

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More about my post: “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

Do you remember my 2 April post about a strategy to defend Christian, pro-family businesses from being targeted for destruction by homosexualist activists?  HERE I wrote (as a refresher): When some homosexual couple comes to your Christian business for services at … Continue reading

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Sr. Joan on ‘the soul’

From HuffPo comes this jewel: Sr. Joan Chittister and Oprah! Take in this incomprehensible babble, perhaps with some popcorn. I like the expression on Oprah’s face at one point. You can tell that she has no idea what Joan is … Continue reading

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More funny but biting commentary from Lutheran Satire!

More biting commentary from Lutheran Satire.  Fun. Watch to the end.

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Wherein Fr. Z sends his readers to Crux… yes… you read that right.

My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr, formerly of the Fishwrap and now with the Boston Globe, at the site of his new project Crux has a fun column. I don’t get to say “fun” about Crux very often, … Continue reading

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Blood Moon, the End of the World, and You

On 4 April we will see the THIRD BLOOD MOON OF THE TETRAD! In time for the Vigil. The next total lunar eclipse, the 4th Blood moon of the Tetrad, will be 28 September. Four BLOOD MOONS in ONE TETRAD. … Continue reading

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Very Cool Blue Angels Video

I had to share this video with you. This video reminds me of my days as a Navy pilot, before my all too short astronaut career. These days I don’t experience the same level of g-forces during the consecration. And … Continue reading

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