Monthly Archives: February 2016

3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Readings of the Day I love this time of year, I’d love it better if we hadn’t gotten as much snow the past couple of weeks as we did, but it’s a great time. This time of the year is a great time of Hope. Anything can happen, anybody can win. Spring Training is a […]

2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Readings of the Day He was a wanderer in the forest; he was someone you might see across a crowded room sitting alone in a corner. He looked a bit ragged; he looked as though he had been sleeping outside for years. You journeyed with him and discovered bits and pieces about him: he knew […]

1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Readings of the Day Over ten years ago, there was a different reality show (when reality shows were still fairly new) called Temptation Island. They took four “committed couples”, people who had been going together or living together for several years and offered them this package. They got a vacation at a tropical resort in […]

Ash Wednesday 2016

Readings of the Day “If I don’t practice today, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, my significant other knows it. If I don’t practice for three days, everybody knows it.” I ran across this quote, or a version of it, from an article about professional musicians the other day, and I […]


Will the night never end? Moment to moment I wonder why I’m here. I’m useless, I’m hopeless, I will never get well. Libera Me, Domine de morte aeternae, in die illa tremenda. Quando coeli movendi sunt et terra. I never thought breathing would be this hard, I never thought living would be such work. All […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day One of my favorite programs was Who’s Line is it Anyway? I didn’t catch the ABC versions very often: usually I watched it on Comedy Central, which is OK because I think that it’s better without Drew Carey. I like a lot of the games they do, but the one that […]


Dies Irae, Dies Illa Teste David cum Sybilla Roses in the Western sky again, framed by black, clouds flickering with distant shrill outrage, promise of wind and rain, and I know I will not see the dawn. Nightfall comes in a strange place, far from home. Abandoned, forgotten, lost to all I know. My friends […]