Why Stacey Abrams Will Give the Democrats’ Response to the SOTU

In which I solve yet another mystery by baldilocks The latest in the Democrat Party’s lowered expectations for People of Color™: now, they don’t even have to win an election for the party to choose him/her as its representative. Stacey Abrams will deliver the response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next … Continue reading Why Stacey Abrams Will Give the Democrats’ Response to the SOTU

Your Five Favorite Posts of 2018 and a Special Honorable Mention

2018 was a very down year for me, It was the 1st year since 2014 that my traffic dropped although this year's 22% drop pales next to '14's 54% it's quite a disappointment after three straight years of 10% growth or better. Bad year or no there were post that lead the rest and in … Continue reading Your Five Favorite Posts of 2018 and a Special Honorable Mention

1st 2019 Non Twitter Thoughts Under the Fedora Netflix, Chinese Stocks,

It's 2019 and Donald Trump has a one big advantage. If the Trump economy continues he can continue to take credit for it as it was in place before the Democrats take power and if things start to tank he can instantly blame the Democrats and don't think for one moment he won't be able … Continue reading 1st 2019 Non Twitter Thoughts Under the Fedora Netflix, Chinese Stocks,

The Five Posts You Were Least Interested in for 2018

There are a lot of top ten / top five lists that come out at the end of the year but one of the things I tend to do every year is to put up the five post at the site that you liked the least. I do this for two reasons, one to give … Continue reading The Five Posts You Were Least Interested in for 2018

WQPH Prayer Caravan Event Interviews

Our lady of the Americas On Saturday WQPH hosted an event as part of their prayer caravan honoring Our Lady of the Americas. The Day began with a Saturday Morning mass at St. Bernards parish at St. Cammilus Church and continued to Slattery's Restaurant for a meal and a talk featuring Yves Jacques of Michael … Continue reading WQPH Prayer Caravan Event Interviews

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 8 Angels We Have Heard on High

In the tradition of saving the best for last we conclude our eight days of Mannheim Steamroller at Christmas with my favorite of their songs Angels we Have heard on High It was a great performance and you should see them if you can. Their tour map is here. And if you have Amazon prime you … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 8 Angels We Have Heard on High

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 7 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Our Penultimate entry in our Mannheim Steamroller Octave for Christmas is one of my favorite Carols God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. I'm not a big concert guy as a rule but when I attend as I've said before I like to watch the individual performances, which can be difficult while filming with a hand-held camera … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 7 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 6 Greensleeves

Day six of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston features Greensleeves. This is the only song with any lyrics in the performances, even if they were recorded. The videos doesn’t do them justice so catch the tour if you can, their tour map is here.

Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

By John Ruberry As I've mentioned here a few times, 2018 is Illinois' bicentennial year, a fact that not only has escaped most Americans but even, I suspect, most people living in Illinois. Last Monday the official Illinois bicentennial party was held in Chicago at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

Under the Fedora 10 Years at DaTechGuyblog

10 Years ago when the internet and the blogisphere was much younger I launched this blog to keep me busy as I searched for the replacement for the best job I ever had. When I did I had no idea where that would lead, here are some thoughts on the subject combined with some observations … Continue reading Under the Fedora 10 Years at DaTechGuyblog

Tomorrow DaTechGuy on WQPH Radio at HappyJacks Leominster MA 11:30-3 PM ($20 All you can eat Buffet)

Saturday Nov 3rd I will be at Happy Jack's Restaurant Rte 12 (exit 31b off route 2) Leominster hosting my show for WQPH 89.3 FM Catholic Radio Your Prayer Intentions! We will be at the restaurant from 11:30 AM to 3 PM where a special WQPH (Queen of Perpetual Help) Buffet will be served ($20 … Continue reading Tomorrow DaTechGuy on WQPH Radio at HappyJacks Leominster MA 11:30-3 PM ($20 All you can eat Buffet)

Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

There was a lot going on at the Johnny Appleseed festival last week including some politics. After all what would a local festival be if candidates didn't turn up. I had a chance to talk to two of them. Geoff Diehl won the GOP primary and will be facing Elizabeth Warren in the fall. Diehl … Continue reading Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

Interviews With Immigrants Lucy from Vietnam (and EWTN’s Daily Mass)

The Latest in my series of Interviews with Immigrants is the incredible story of Lucy from Vietnam which I conducted during my trip to EWTN studios in Alabama at the beginning of the month. If you are a person who regularly watches the Daily mass on EWTN you have seen Lucy in her white alb … Continue reading Interviews With Immigrants Lucy from Vietnam (and EWTN’s Daily Mass)

Voices of CMN 2018 Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

I spoke to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA You can get his book Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary here You can find Priest's for life site here I saved Fr. Pavone's interview for last because not only … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings Contributing Author: Amazing Grace For Mothers

I speak to Catholic Author and Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings about the Book Amazing Grace for Mothers at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network in Lancaster PA Her Own blog Seasons of the Heart and Home is here. She also writes for Catholic Mom.com You can buy Amazing Grace for Mothers Here. I saved Kathleen's story … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Blogger Kathleen Billings Contributing Author: Amazing Grace For Mothers