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QUALMS

Blessing every blade of the quadrangle’s green,
every echoed footfall against cloister stone—
worn smooth by repercussion of the known,
habitual hours, ritual callings to convene— 116 more words

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O Blest Creator of the Light

I have typeset a translation of the vespers hymn Lucis Creator optime (attributed to St. Gregory the Great, 6th century) with its traditonal Gregorian melody (as in the 1934 Antiphonale  Monasticum). 41 more words

Dream Rodeo - Chant and Meditation Vol. 1


At Rivity Records we love to support lifeworks.  Producer, Jon Gillespie,  has humbly and diligently spent years engineering, producing and arranging his continuous masterpiece, Dream Rodeo… 116 more words

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Spring Camino 2014: A Tale Of Two Caminos

I met Dan McCarthy when I was walking the Camino Francais from the Spanish border with Spain to Santiago De Compostela in October 2012.  Dan was back in 2013 and guested the Spring Camino blogs here in 2013.   1,549 more words

Camino Francais

“The perfect voter has a smile but no eyes . . .” (Denise Duhamel)

In the fall of 1968 I wandered into the Democratic Party Headquarters on Euclid Avenue in Upland, CA, headquarters for the western part of San Bernardino County. 1,505 more words

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The Romance Tongue

And when I say Romance, I mean as in relating to Rome, as in the Roman tongue, aka: Latin.

The Roman Catholic Church still uses Latin today. 620 more words

Evangelism

“. . . Above the eagle a serpent was coiled about a shield and in the spaces between. . .” (Flannery O’Connor)

A couple of days ago when I showed up at Tigger’s Body Art studio in Dallas to have my tattoo finished, the young clerk greeted me by name. 1,058 more words

Aging