The Pope and the Speaker of the House. A Cautionary Tale.

I would make a lousy Catholic. I can’t stomach praying to anyone but Jesus and I don’t agree with Papal authority. But, for once, I am applauding the Pope. Benedict XVI recently had a fifteen minute meeting with Nancy Pelosi in which he rebuked her for her stance on abortion. This is especially poignant because…

I’m Back From My First Medievalist’s Conference

Actually, I’ve been back for a week, but I’ve been bed-ridden. Foolishly, I ate some chicken from the buffet during the conference’s lunch break and wound up with food poisoning. I’ve been getting over it all week and it is possibly the most sick I have ever been. However, I can now say that I…

Now THIS is an Effective Divorce Ministry

I found these advertisements next to each other on a bulletin board at a local church: Divorced? Check out our singles ministry! The singles ministry is free, so I think more people will attend it than will the 8 week long divorce workshop.

O.C.D. and the Urine Sample

I visited my doctor today and learned that they have replaced the dingy white robes that open in the back with surprisingly warmer brown thick robes that still open in the back. I felt like a Franciscan, which made waiting for the doctor more entertaining as I looked in the mirror imagined myself tonsured. After…

My Favorite Christmas Special

My brother and I used to look forward to the Claymation Christmas special all year long. The California Raisins were the main attraction, but the highlight of the program, for us, was the bell ringers.

I Won Something! Now, the Internet Will Respect Me!

I’ve won a caption contest over at Neatorama.com, you can check out the oddball picture and my winning entry here. Of course, as a reader of my blog you are already accustomed to my great humor, but now it belongs to Neatorama readers, as well. Right now, you’re probably proud just to know me now…

The Stupid Shows I Watch…

Do you understand what it is like to enjoy a show or movie but know that you can’t tell anyone, even nerds, that you like it? My friend, Amy, just finished a blog post about her closet shows and I decided to follow suit. Here’s my list of shows that I am ashamed to like…

I Will be Speaking at a Texas Medieval Symposium!

My professor told me about a cool medieval symposium and that I could be a speaker at this symposium if I sent an abstract (short proposal) to them by a certain date. I did my research and was completely ready. Until the deadline rolled around and I forgot. Late that evening, I thought about my…

I watched Moulin Rouge for the first time…

Recently, my wife decided that it was time for me to watch Moulin Rouge!. (She had recently suffered through the Mystery Science Theater version of Werewolf for me, so it was only fair that I watch a sissy musical with her.) In case you don’t know, Ewan McGregor has got an incredible voice, I’ve never…