I spoke to Author Bill Kassel at the Catholic Marketing Network Event in Chicago: Bill has a really soft voice as befitting a man who lets his writing speak for him so for those who have trouble hearing the interview here is the audio from the Mic that will eventually go on WQPH His blog … Continue reading Voices of the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Author Bill Kassel My Brother’s Keeper
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- I’ve done a lot of ranting and raving in this space over the past months about the rising crime rate in New Orleans. I don’t live in New Orleans, but the city is one of our top tourist spots in the state and is known for many wonderful things like … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Senseless Violence is not Just in NOLA
Update: $1410 of $2500 raised so far (8-14-17) A few weeks ago I and the rest of the people on 3rd shift at the warehouse where I've worked since 2015 were informed that said 3rd shift was to be eliminated. On Friday with 30 minutes left to our final shift our small Band of Brothers … Continue reading The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)
I speak to Author Lisa Mladnich about the book Heads Bowed at the 2017 Catholic marketing Network event in Chicago As you might guess from the venue you will find a plethora of wonderful people at the Catholic Marketing Network and the Catholic Writers guild, and in great group of people Lisa is one of … Continue reading Voices of The Catholic Marketing Network 2017 Author Lisa Mladnich on Heads Bowed
By John Ruberry Last week the 50th anniversary of the five-day long Detroit Riot passed. Or uprising or rebellion, depending on who you speak with. I'm going with the first one, riot. It started after midnight on July 23, 1967 in the city's Virginia Park neighborhood when an illegal bar, known locally as a "blind … Continue reading Detroit 1967: Riot or rebellion?
You might recall at the time of my review of The Doctor Falls, I commented on how horrible and contrived the ending was, basically the day being saved by the already unbelievable water God. This post is my alternative ending which I think is not only more plausible in terms of the mythology of Doctor … Continue reading The Doctor Falls Ending Done RIGHT this time
I spoke to Teresita "Teri" Ong about her book In the Footsteps of St. Therese. You can buy her book at Amazon here
by baldilocks Sometimes it’s necessary to remind people of how long I’ve been paying attention to politics/world events and that said events do not just occur out of the blue. The following is from thirteen years ago, edited and altered because my commentary was originally directed at then-presidential candidate John Kerry, because some links are … Continue reading The Missiles of Big, Little, and Littler Kim
From: theconservativetreehouse.com So let's start with the obvious: I wasn't a fan of President Trump's speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree. It started off OK, until he said "hell," and then it went downhill. Personally, I'm more disappointed that he missed an opportunity for a great speech than with any one thing he said. Now … Continue reading Don’t abandon Scouting
With the replacement of Renice Priebus we are seeing all of the "Trump in disarray" "Trump is doomed", "Trump is a failure" memes trotted out again complemented by another set of poor arguments forecasting disaster. Most of the critiques are spurious but there is at least one that has basis in fact. Of all the … Continue reading Doing vs Talking Why Trump Is a Good Bet to beat the Polls Every Time.
I am in physical pain every single day of my life and I have been for the entirety of the twenty first century thus far. Pain keeps me from falling asleep when it is time for bed, wakes me up during the night, and it is what wakes me up completely every single morning. I … Continue reading Life in Pain and the War on Relief
by baldilocks Filling in for Fausta. She will return in the second week of August. Writer Sarah Hoyt expounds on education – and miseducation – in a great series of essays, Teach Your Children Well. From the first essay: My son in third grade was assigned to do an essay on “My best friend.” He … Continue reading The Great Co-op(ted) Farms
I spoke to Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen of the Dominican Sisters of Mary at the Catholic Marketing Network She was a tough interview to get, everyone seemed to want to speak with her, finally I had to pack up my equipment and go to her booth to get the job done. I loved what I … Continue reading Sr. John Dominic & Education in Virtue or Planned Parenthood and Education in Masturbation, Your Choice
This past Sunday marked my fifty-eighth anniversary on this planet. As birthdays go it went all right; a far sight better than has been the unfortunate norm the past several years. Skipping the gory details, suffice it to say the acronym ASB has oft been used to describe another birthday. I add that if you … Continue reading The Mustard Seed Faith Incident
Not all my interviews were from vendors at the Catholic Marketing Network, Alex Jacobs of Three Planets a web service I use lives in Chicago and he stopped by. It's a great pleasure to finally meet someone you known for years in person. If you're interested in his services (and you should be) you can … Continue reading Voices At the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Alex Jacobs of 3 Planets