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Today as I was driving to work I saw a bus from St. Mary’s University. This highly-regarded university, situated in San Antonio, was founded in 1852 and is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest.
I’ve been familiar with St. Mary’s ever since I moved to Texas, near San Antonio, two and a half years ago. […]
During a recent trip to New York City, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Met,” which contains over two million works of art, is one of the world’s largest art galleries. You could spend days wandering through its rooms and corridors.
I was delighted to see works by some of my favorite artists (Rembrandt, […]
Life is full of ironies. When you start looking for them, you’ll see them all the time. They make life interesting.
For example, last week I had a business meeting in Dallas. I flew Southwest Airlines, which uses Dallas Love Field, an older, smaller airport about ten miles from the garganutan Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Love Field […]
Over five years ago, we got our dog, Sandy, a mellow Golden Retriever. Sandy is about a good-natured as a dog can be. She has only growled once in her life . . . when she saw a cow in the next door neighbor’s property, through our wire fence. Sandy got down on the ground […]
Last week I visited one of the leading universities in the United States. It is especially famous for its outstanding research faculty. Academic brilliance flourishes in this place.
I was meeting with a member of that faculty, and spent a few hours in his office. On his floor were a couple dozen colleagues in his field. […]
Now there’s a combination you don’t see very often: Chocolate, Running Shoes, and Spam. No, no, not the Spam that fills you inbox with donations from Africa and illicit invitations. This recent AP story referred to Spam, the stuff you eat. And, apparently, you and I are eating more and more of it these days.
If you’re a squirrel, it takes commitment to steal my bird seed.
I wasn’t able to put up the next post in my series on Thin Places because I was out late last night at my son’s choir concert at school. I’ll get back to the series tomorrow. For now, I thought you’d enjoy seeing my son, Nathan, and his friend Alex singing “Me and My Shadow.” […]
Recently I found an unexpected surprise . . . a Hidden Mickey at Laity Lodge.
“What is a Hidden Mickey?” you ask. If you’re a fan of Walt Disney lore, you probably know the answer. But if not, let me explain (or you can read more here). A Hidden Mickey is a group of three circular […]
Today I saw something on my browser that is suitable for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You know, it’s when he shows all sorts of funny print ads and newspaper articles. Well, here’s what I saw today:
Now I’m pretty sure that the photo next to “Obama to visit Southern California this week” is not […]
Yesterday I put up the “how to wash your hands in the restroom” sign from Disney World. That’s not the only helpful sign I saw on my recent trip to Florida. Take the following example from a neighborhood in Orange County, Florida, just outside of Orlando:
I’m sure it’s helpful to know where a sewer line […]
A couple of days ago I made my first visit to Epcot, one of the four theme parks in Disney World, Florida. I was impressed by the overall experience. As always, Disney’s attention to detail is extraordinary. But I’ve never seen a sign quite like one I spied in a men’s restroom. Check out these […]
Yesterday I shared the distressing news that the “NCAA Disciplines Incarnate Word.” And I never knew Jesus had a team!
My commenters got me inspired to look for other headlines with a religious theme. I found a few in several minutes of web surfing:
St. Joseph Beats St. Anne
St. Mel Ousts Holy Trinity
Doesn’t speak well of St. […]
First it was Barry Bonds. Then Marion Jones. Then Michael Phelps. Then A-Rod. Now look who’s in trouble for violations of athletic regulations. Yikes!
Move over Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John. I have been knighted . . . at last!
It happened last Tuesday at the staff meeting of the H.E. Butt Foundation, the parent organization of Laity Lodge. There, the accounting department of the Foundation presented me with the prestigious Sword Award. No, it had nothing to […]
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