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Now That’s What I Call a Mascot!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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. […]

Voldemort in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York???

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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’s Ironies

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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 […]

Best of Friends?

Friday, March 12th, 2010

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 […]

Proof That Even Brilliant Professors Can Lack Common Sense?!?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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. […]

“Hot in Recession: Chocolate, Running Shoes, and Spam”

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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.
Why […]


Friday, May 22nd, 2009

If you’re a squirrel, it takes commitment to steal my bird seed.

For a Little Fun . . .

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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.” […]

A Hidden Mickey at Laity Lodge

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

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 […]

Suitable for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

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 […]

Another Helpful Sign in Florida

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

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 […]

Hand Washing Tips from Disney’s Epcot

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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 […]

Spiritual Warfare?

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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. […]

Bad News for the Son of God

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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!

Knighted . . . at Last!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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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