I love Rocketman, the biopic-musical mashup that chronicles the early life and career of Elton John. I grew up with his music; it was all around in my childhood. I remember watching Elton on the Muppet Show. I liked his music; and there were certain songs of his that were favorites, but very little shook…Read more A new addition to my favorite movies…
I have been swamped with my job for the last several weeks. While I was out on a work trip, I received a text from my friend Sister Luisa, exhorting me to read my email and respond as quickly as I could. I was in the middle of things, and filed it away to do…Read more The Catholic Hierarchy and the Lost Trans Sheep
I haven't written a new post in a while. My original goal was to make sure I had at least one new post a month. Life got overwhelming early this year, and it was all I could do to keep up with the must-do list. Many of my other life goals had to be postponed…Read more Representation Matters
I'm currently reading Jennifer Finney Boylan's book, Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders. Jenny's premise in this book is to explore the nature and character of parenting, in light of her experience of being a transgender parent of two sons. She has interludes between her story where she…Read more If Life is not complex….
Despite being the title of a friend's favorite movie, what is love, actually? I listened to a sermon / homily this morning that made the point that love was more than the little acts like playing a game with a child or bringing flowers to a spouse. For things to be love, it requires a…Read more Love, Actually
It's no secret that the Beatles are my favorite band. I saw Yellow Submarine as a toddler.(I was sick and my mom found it on TV, looking for some sort of cartoon for sick kid - back in the days of three, maybe 4 channels and zero control over media...) Apparently, I was mesmerized. Just…Read more A Saturday Musical Interlude
This week at a press conference, #45 asked for a "friendly reporter" and this happened (see video on link) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/us/politics/trump-press-conference-jake-turx.html The young Orthodox Jewish man kindly phrased the question; and asked what the government planned to do about the increase in threats and violence against the Jewish community. Not only was the young man…Read more Lack of Leadership Quality