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Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions---and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?...What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to some...

Coming of age musically with Blue Oyster Cult while in Catholic school

My Mom loved rock music of all sorts. So when I came of age (musically speaking) and found a song and band I loved, it didn't matter that the band had a satanic cult reputation and I was going to a Catholic school. If I liked Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult,...

If you’re happy and you know it, that’s a sin!

I bust up every time I see this. Having gone through six years of Catholic school, I know there's more than a little truth behind the image: If you're happy and you know it, that's a sin! I tease about my Catholic schooling, but I was very lucky--even blessed--to have...

Pope Francis to Jesus: “You shouldn’t have provoked them” ~ by Heathwood & Lee

This cartoon commentary by Heathwood and Lee illustrates so brilliantly my reaction to Pope Francis' recent...advice...that one should expect a physical or violent reaction if criticizing another's faith, so just don't criticize. Would Pope Francis have said the same...

The 7 deadly sins…of our society

The 7 deadly sins, a list created, appropriately, by the Catholic Church is familiar to many: Lust Gluttony Greed Sloth Wrath Envy Pride Below is a revised, non-secular list,…

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