Category Archives: The Lapping Shore of Psycholand

Organist Anniversary

Today, September 22, is a big anniversary day for me. If you read my May post on my Bulova watch, you know it was a “big” high school graduation anniversary. Today, as a freshman in college, exactly 21 days into … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes on the property are in full (belated) bloom.  I hope for some good, tasty tubers this year. Just a reminder:  the Jerusalem artichoke is native to the eastern United States, and its name is a colorful misnomer.  … Continue reading

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Dear Weather Channel…

Isn’t a hurricane bad enough? Do you have to lie about it? While you’re out there play-acting and bloviating like an infomercial, Fox News had several governors on TV, as well as FEMA.  Get real.

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Atari Flashback Review

The Atari Flashback Portable came yesterday, and of course I tried it out till the “low battery” light came on.  I charged it per instructions overnight, and I’ve been having a lot of fun since the wee hours. It was … Continue reading

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About That Priest

I’ve had a change of mind, if not entirely of heart. The priest I mentioned the other day–someone I’d thought was a friend, but who turned out to be a sexual predator–well, for now I am not going to continue … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury

Another bomb has gone off in the Catholic Church, this time in Pennsylvania.  A grand jury has released a report detailing pervasive child sex abuse among the clergy.  Not the first time this has come up, but certainly the worst … Continue reading

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Ribs, Rain, Miracles

How I spent my summer vacation… 1. Happy Lammas Day!  Lammas, or Loaf-Mass, a festival of first fruits, isn’t in the church calendar anymore, but was held over and recontextualized from the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, marking the first day … Continue reading

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Wearing a Tie to Church

Can you believe I get flak over wearing a jacket and tie to church on Sunday? And I’m the organist! Give me a break.  Of course I’m going to wear a jacket and tie to church on Sunday.  I would … Continue reading

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Mars!

The last two moonless nights have been perfect for Mars-watching. Yesterday morning at 3 AM, the red planet was a huge dollop of peach ice cream in the southern sky.  This morning I got up at 2 AM to view … Continue reading

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Facebook and Friendship

As time passes, I become happier with my decision to forsake Facebook.  Today’s news involves deep privacy breaches, about which Zuckerberg apparently lied to Congress. Zuckerberg’s agenda was never to “bring people together.” In any case, experience teaches that a … Continue reading

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