RIP Robin Williams

Movies are a form of digital storytelling. As such, they have the capacity to move us, to form us, and to challenge us. The people who create these works of art, from the actors to the producers to the musicians – they all play a part, and in a certain sense they all take responsibility […]

Textual Therapy

I haven’t spent too much time writing just for the sake of writing, and I miss it. I tend to think a bit better when I have a keyboard under my fingers and text coming to life before my eyes. My last three entries were in February of this year, and they were just poems and […]

#Blizzard

have you ever wondered why a blizzard never falls when turned upside down? first of all let’s talk about the psychological ramifications which will surely lead us to the physiological implications of course we can’t leave out theological aspirations and only a total fool would forget the philosophical interpretations which is not to say that […]

Mission Expunged

my desk sits there . . . chair and lamp are ready Paper, pen, books lifeless as of yet but ready to do as I command them as I bend them to my will to study and pass and gain knowledge but something is amiss . . . pen and paper, of their own volition […]

Unsystematic Echoes

The meaning of life is to see. – Hui Neng, 7th Century If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessness, eternal life is theirs who live in the present. – Wittgenstein It is not because of impermanence that we suffer, but because of our ideas of permanence. – Thich Nhat Hanh […]

Eucharist

A deep reverence for the abiding and sacramental presence of the risen Jesus in the Eucharistic bread is a sacred and wonderful trust. The same should be said for that same presence in the mind-body-soul-spirit matrix of each and every person in existence.

Advocated Android Apps

A friend bought a new android tablet and asked me what apps I’d recommend. Here are some of my favorites (not necessarily just for tablets) from either the Google Play Store or from Amazon’s app marketplace (if you can, check the Amazon app store daily – they have one free app every day). Catholic Apps All three […]

An Ending

Every now and then I can access memories and thoughts from a life that is no longer mine. Raining fire and brimstone on my foes. The simple joys of eating and sleeping. Standing up to the injustice of a petty, power mongering minor official underneath the weight of a mountain of earth and stone. And […]

Classroom Altars

These are some guidelines I put together for use at our school. I referenced them during a class I’m giving on catechesis, so here they are for your downloading pleasure. Enjoy! 01 Altar Guidelines 01 Liturgical Calendar Highlights Blessings & Peace, Hugo

Diocesan Youth Conference – Spiritual Tool Box

The glory of God is man fully alive. – Irenaeus Attention should be paid to the various types of websites, applications and social networks which can help people today to find time for reflection and authentic questioning, as well as making space for silence and occasions for prayer, meditation or sharing of the word of […]