See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm at Kinkos

I know. The techs told me the laptop would be ready last Wednesday. It is Friday of the second week. I called a couple of times to see where they are at and they said they would call me when it is ready - so I'm too intimidated to call again. I don't know what to do.
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I finished a painting however. It is called, "The Watchers" - acrylic on canvas. It is very weird - well not that weird - I actually like it. It is a variation on the background Fra Angelico used in his Cosmas and Damien panels. Okay - it is weird.
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I got right to my blog to post this update. That said, I'm so curious about Father. I noticed on PBS last evening the Vatican is demanding that Bishop Williamson retract his no holocaust statements. Naturally I have no idea what others are saying about that - except John Allen - who is PBS's direct line to the Vatican. I think they should call Fr. Z. In fact I think I will suggest to Raymond Arroyo that Fr. Z step into the consultant space left by Fr. Neuhaus. They were both Lutherans you know, and they are both...
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Anyway, Michael R. informs me the Pope said something about the Internet and he (Michael) thought maybe that is why I haven't been blogging. I wonder what the Pope said? Do you think the Holy Father made a statement about it because of Father's blog?
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As for myself, I'm scared I may have forgotten how to blog. Like I said - people without computers only get the news "they" want you to get - and I can't believe how lame all of that so called news actually is. The big story seems to be the Michael Phelps smoking dope thing. Big deal.
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People say he is a role model. Come on! Parents, do NOT tell your kids human beings are role models. Sure kids can admire a person's athletic abilities and work to achieve their very best, inspired by the athlete's accomplishments - but these people can't be role models. Only saints are worthy role models. Human beings are always going to fall short of the expectations we put upon them - if anything, it is how they rise above their failures that one may be inspired by. Michael Phelps didn't lie about it, he didn't make excuses, and he said he is going to mend his ways. That is inspiring.
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Okay - I'm going to check out Fr. Z and then sign off. Pray for me.

11 comments:

  1. LOL! Hi dear one. I hope you shaved. I spotted you at the library the other day and posted the photo on my blog.

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  2. Pray for us too, we're dying for you to get back on line.

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  3. Hope you're back soon!

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  4. Nice to hear from you old friend. Not the same without you. Hurry back!

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  5. It's no wonder Michael eats 12,000 calories a day; he has the munchies. And anyone who has to appear nearly nude before the entire world everyday is, in my book, more than justified in using drugs. I know I'd have to.

    Come back soon, beardy.

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  6. A lot has happened in the blogging world while you've been gone. Hurry back!!!

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  7. You picked a good time. I certainly wouldn't want to be an apologist for the church now. Too much work, among other things.

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  8. Look forward to seeing that painting.

    I haven't been following the Catholic blogosphere for weeks now. Just keeping up with friends. Gotta say it, it's been a release and a blessing.

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  9. David9:38 AM

    You got my prayers, Terry. I wouldn't sit meekly by and wait for THEM to tell you when the laptop is ready. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease". Take care.

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  10. Pick me up a sandwich on your way back...

    (Praying!)

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