FWIW

Random stuff in my head. Updated Occasionally

Gospel Reflection for First Sunday After Christmas 2020

Luke 2:22-40 Martin J. Dooley, a fictional Irish Bartender from the Bridgeport section of Chicago was quoted as saying, in 1902, by his creator Finley Peter Dunne, that the newspaper, among other things, “comforts th’ afflicted, afflicts th’ comfortable.” Eighty-five...

Tracking your Absentee Ballot

Tracking your Absentee Ballot

I don't know about the rest of the country but in Wisconsin you can track your absentee ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ and here is what a completed and received ballot looks like.

Dear Senator Johnson

It was a wise senator who, in 2016, was deeply concerned about the will of the voters and the democratic process when considering the nomination of a Supreme Court justice during an election year. That Senator said in May of 2016: “I enjoyed a very cordial meeting...

OK Boomer – Thoughts on staying home

Twenty years ago we passed through what could have been a global crisis, AKA Y2K, with hardly a bump in the road. For a number of years leading up to 2000 people were warned about what could happen, lights going out, financial systems crashing, chaos. When the date...

and a river runs through it

and a river runs through it

I expect sleep to remain elusive for a few more days. It is 3:30 am as I pen these lines after repeatedly dozing for an hour or less at a time. So be it. In trying to synthesize a series of jumbled impressions from the day it is of the flow of history and the people...

Haute Cuisine

Haute Cuisine

Today we landed in Budapest. We are 7 hours earlier than our time zone, trying to get ready for bed at local time 10 PM and home time of 1PM. We travelled and layed over about 11 hours. So even if we did spend much of it sitting on our butts we’re tired. Our butts are...