Saturday, January 06, 2007

etiquette notes

Continuing my series of reminders.
  1. I cannot hear you when you try to talk through the door. You should realize this if you have trouble making out what I am saying since I speak loudly and clearly.
  2. I have not yet found a fix for Gabriel's problem with confessional conversations. The best I could come up with is to excuse oneself from the group. In a more intimate setting, however, a swift head-butt may be appropriate. I was going to refrain from comment until a suitable solution was found, but I think this forum may produce an answer.
  3. It's not polite to inquire how much somebody's rent is or, in fact, what they pay for most things unless one has some sort of legitimate interest in how much it is.
  4. If posting on a message board or anything similar, use descriptive thread titles. Don't say, "prayer request!" or "question?" or something similar as your title. I'm amazed this has to be said.
Hope that helps.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

As the Pontificator has Archdruid Rowan Williams say...

..."I repent. I repent. I repent." An old friend from high school inquired about the change in my "facebook" profile from the hellish-yet-respectable-looking antinomianism of the far past she knew me all too well for. At times it seems so little has changed: still lacking courage, etc, the pentitential seasons bring it all out in sharp relief, you know. But the short note answered a small question and gave a needed little bit of comfort for the rough work to be done. "The real truth about it is there ain't no end to the desert I'll cross: I've really known that all along." And so we keep going and that's the only way to go.

V: N., quid petis ab ecclesia Dei?
R: Fidem.
V: Fides quid tibi praestat?
R: Vitam aeternam.

Monday, January 01, 2007


oh no no, not ever again, i'm not a good man, but, oh no, never again, by God, God save me.