8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

My 14 straight days of work since black Friday finally ended on Thursday of last week and on Saturday my wife and I went to the colonial theater in Boston with my oldest to see Mannheim Steamroller, the original Christmas touring band. It was a very nice time. Given the attempts to turn this year's … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

Report from Louisiana: Merry Christmas!

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  The best thing I saw on Facebook last night (or was it Twitter?) was “Put down your phone and enjoy your family!  Why are you reading this?”  #truth I’m loath to blog politics or current events on Christmas Day even though there are some newsworthy stories worth examining right now.  … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Merry Christmas!

The Your Prayer Intentions Christmas Show. The Scripture Christmas Story in Order

Merry Christmas all As the snow falls down and I prepare to cook a Christmas Breakfast for my family I leave you today with the Christmas episode of Your Prayer Intentions my show from WQPH 89.3 FM that broadcasts every Saturday at Noon featuring today the entire Christmas Story in Order of it happening rather … Continue reading The Your Prayer Intentions Christmas Show. The Scripture Christmas Story in Order

Winning in the War on Christmas

By John Ruberry The War on Christmas, the secular-progressives' assault on Christmas and yes, religion, is fading away. And Christmas is winning. In today's video message to our military, some of whom of course belong to faiths other than Christianity, President Trump beamed, "I just want to wish everybody a very, very Merry Christmas, we … Continue reading Winning in the War on Christmas

Loose Thoughts from Louisiana

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Random, loose thoughts this week: I went to see Star Wars Saturday.  Confession:  I’ve never seen any of the other Star Wars movies.  But, my son wanted to go and so I took him.  I liked it.  I probably won’t go back and watch all of the others but I … Continue reading Loose Thoughts from Louisiana

Report from Louisiana: Christmas Checklist

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Are you trying to get into the Christmas spirit?  Already IN the spirit?  Here’s a list of things to do because it is Christmas (inspired by British Logic): Bake some fruitcake cookies (fruitcake is awful; fruitcake cookies are wonderful). Watch Love Actually. Mix up some spicy Bloody Marys and an assortment … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Christmas Checklist

I’m still not done paying for that free turkey

The most expensive turkey I ever got was free. It was a cold and bleak night in early December. Dinner hadn't gone so well – my wife was worried over how we would handle Christmas, and I had no answers for her. My newspaper had gone on strike in September, and there was no end … Continue reading I’m still not done paying for that free turkey

Report from Louisiana: Rambling Thoughts on Christmas Spirit

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I loved Fausta’s view from her front porch Saturday; it looks sunny and warm and is exactly why I love living in the South. This morning I was sitting in my swing under the magnolia tree, sipping my coffee, reading Southern Living magazine and watching the yellow hackberry leaves flutter … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Rambling Thoughts on Christmas Spirit

Voices at the Catholic Marketing Network Author Todd Zimmerman

I talked to Todd Zimmerman author of Oliver the Ornament at the Catholic Marketing network Conference His website is here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.

A Trump Christmas

By John Ruberry For as long as I can remember the words "Merry Christmas" have been pushed away from public life, in the both the political and business world. I get it. No one wants to offend people who aren't Christian, or those few Christians, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, who shun Christmas. However, 83 … Continue reading A Trump Christmas

The Actual Reason for the Season complete

If you want to know why you are having a holiday or earning time and a half today, this is it: In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.  Both … Continue reading The Actual Reason for the Season complete

HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely

Another old Lightfrog/Hiwired post with tech advice that stands up to the test of time: Tis the season to choose wisely An awful lot of money is going to be spent on new computers in the next 25 days or so. My basic advice is simple: Figure out what you want your system to do.Figure … Continue reading HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely

Scientific Method

by baldilocks Gerard Vanderleun on science, mystery, vision, the worship of false gods and of the true One: It is a central tenet of our faith in science that the new will encompass the old in one endless and eternal conservation of sense and sensibility. In this cathedral we worship a database. We can see … Continue reading Scientific Method

Voices of the Vendors Klassics by Kurtis at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show

I speak to Klassics by Kurtis at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show Klassics by Kurtis web site is here, seriously you need to see this stuff.

One of the Truest Christmas Greetings you will hear this season

Via Elder of Ziyon the PM of Christmas message is sure to outrage many. Not because he is attacking Christians like this On Christmas Eve Muslims attacked Christians attending a Catholic Christmas celebration in the German city of Mönchengladbach-Rheydt. The five Muslims forced their way into the St. Mary’s Church shouting, “F*cking Christians.” but because … Continue reading One of the Truest Christmas Greetings you will hear this season