Daily Archives: February 8, 2014

Obsessed In Wisconsin

Shopping Freedom Twenty special days throughout the long year are ideal for shoppers who like to browse uninterrupted and without the crowds. Whether it’s clothing or grocery, the ease of shopping is made easier at least twenty times a year.  … Continue reading

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Friday Night TV, 1966

Friday nights over forty years ago is as crystal clear as if it were today. Piano lessons right after school with the nuns. Many bruised knuckles, but I guessed I deserved them. I had to walk downtown for the lessons. … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s “Friday Fish Fry”

Around 4:15 p.m. on a Friday afternoon the commotion begins.  All the grade school children have already assembled wearing their bright T-Shirts that announce the evening’s event.  The cooking (or more correctly frying) began hours earlier as these oldsters leave … Continue reading

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Friday Night and All Alone

The worst night of week.  After a week’s worth of work I deserve a night off and out.  Didn’t happen.  Many Friday nights, I was convinced that everyone in the world was having more fun that I presently was having. … Continue reading

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Who Are Those People In The Pews?

Who comprises this varied group of people that the Catholic Church calls the “laity.”  I’ve never cared for that name because it sounds so ordinary, “the laity.”  “The laity” believes that… We hear so often in sound bites that, “the … Continue reading

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Carry On

I learned that the Biblical verb “I believe” means “to let someone be carried along by another.”   (Sounds like entitlement to me…)  As usual, the Bible speaks anti-American truths. (So much for “One nation, under God.”) The connotation of “carrying … Continue reading

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Life’s Three Gifts

We would all agree that life is complicated; sometimes self-imposed, other times from other people.  Much of life’s complication is our lack of preserving the three most important elements in our lives.  We need to be reminded of them, to … Continue reading

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The “Golden Years”

Just because you’ve consumed oxygen for ninety years does not make you a sage or mentor.  It can mean that you’ve taken up space and have lived a long life. Human years are measured in a chronological fashion, one after … Continue reading

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The Catholic Football Mass

“This is an important day for Father.  He’s been faltering the past few weeks and the faithful are wondering if he has want it takes.” “You’re right, Bob, I’ve seen him rise and fall all in one Mass.  He has … Continue reading

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Psalm “1960’s”

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