Because the night

has a thousand eyes… The song was the first thing I thought of: but also these images: David Koloane  “The Night has a Thousand Eyes” Paul Margoqs  “Tawny Owl” <a href=””>Because the Night</a> <a href=””>Because the Night</a>    

O Magritte Sky

“ “Beautiful World” by Rene Magritte Today begins the “O Antiphons.”   from the USCCB website:   The Roman Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23. They are a magnificent theology that uses ancientContinue reading “O Magritte Sky”

Hate to Love: Leave the gun – take the cannoli

Here’s my guilty pleasure:  the first two Godfather movies,  and, following on those,  Al Pacino. The plots and the characters  -the seven deadly sins –  and  the acting!  I don’t know how many times I have watched them. Look at Pacino’s beautiful young face, and the softness of his look at Brando as his father:Continue reading “Hate to Love: Leave the gun – take the cannoli”

Saint Lucy’s Day

These notes come from two websites:  American Catholic   and   The Catholic Company: “Lucia means “light” and so her feast day is celebrated with candles, torch lights, and even bonfires. Falling during the Advent season—and thus a long, dark winter—there are many beautiful traditions associating this saint with the meaning of her name, the story of her life, andContinue reading “Saint Lucy’s Day”

Oops! From the Darth Vader Collection

Oops! I didn’t know that the maintenance guy had just washed down the concrete steps in the back stairwell of the Academic Center.  I blithely descended, heavy backpack on my back and full mug of coffee in my left hand. My rubber-soled shoes hit the slippery concrete and flew out from under me.  The backpackContinue reading “Oops! From the Darth Vader Collection”

‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Today’s entry in the Literary Advent Calendar from BookRiot is the Huron Carol, also known as “Jesous Ahatonhia.” Some say that this is Canada’s oldest carol, and certainly it is well-loved enough that they made a postage stamp with its title: It is truly a lovely and haunting carol: ‘Twas in the moon of wintertime whenContinue reading “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”

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