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
"I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose." Spock, from the Original Series episode "The Squire of Gothos" There are wonderful nuggets of wisdom contained in what was a low-budget television show that's now 50 years old. This is why it has stood the test of…Read more I Object