An Enchiridion of Syllabic Erudition

I’m currently working through my first semester of the online Master’s Program in Catholic School Leadership at St. Joseph’s College of Maine. The class that I’m about to finish is on Curriculum Design, Development & Assessment, with my current assignment set to to illustrate the major points of developing a Curriculum Map. To quote Chaucer from A […]

Another Moment

There’s a moment . . . a single solitary second . . . when the full weight of the casket hits your hand . . . your arm . . . your shoulder. It settles on and around you like a weight – an insubstantial shroud that feels heavier than the weight of a thousand […]

An Octet of Baleful Reveries – Avaritia, Gula & Superbia

The California based band Thrice came onto my musical radar after hearing, and falling in love with, their song Black Honey. My wife got tired of hearing this on my personal heavy rotation, and finally asked me one day why I liked it so much. The descending guitar/vocal bit was what first caught my attention, […]

An Interlude

“How do you feel,” the instructor asked. It was a dangerous question. They weren’t supposed to have feelings. Not here, not now. “It feels . . . like I want to let them use my things. Like I want to share with them,” he answered hesitantly. “No. No, you should not feel that way. You should […]

Jesus Saves . . . and Takes 1/2 Damage

I was introduced to tabletop role-playing games through Dungeons & Dragons in sixth grade (thanks neighbors!).  As a not-very-well-coordinated kid who was not sporty and loved to read fantasy and science fiction, the game opened up a whole new world for me. My imagination got to soar, I met new people, and some of my […]

The Ways of Prayer

He worships while he grooves, she prays and barely moves, but they’re both reflecting pure devotion. – Strong Love by the Newsboys I was a sophomore in college in 1992, the year the Newsboys released their Not Ashamed album. I loved the techno-pop, Jesus Jones feel of their music, and the lyrics of many of […]

A Battle

Pain blossomed across her torso as her opponent’s dagger sliced through her robe and bit deep into her skin. She gasped as she felt blood well up from the wound. She managed to stammer out: “You . . . you used a real weapon . . . protocol demands that only . . .” “Protocol?,” […]

Salmon Pattie Recipie

Cooking / Prep Time: 30 mins – 1 hour (depends how many you make at once) Servings: About 5-8 for each can, depending on the size and thickness of the pattie Must Have Ingredients 1 Can of Canned Salmon ½ a pack (not box!) of crackers (multigrain, plain, your choice of brand – we use […]

Weapons of Mass Damnation

Hear and understand: not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. – Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition Listen, and take this to heart. It’s not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up. – The Message In Jesus’ time there […]