Words to remember

"Never doubt in the darkness what you believed in the light."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh man.... this is just too much

What is perhaps most annoying about the current political situation in the United States, and the absolute dearth of anything like good journalism or even reasoned analysis which it has brought about in most of the mainstream media, is that it has completely killed any chance for parody. Laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, it's a lot harder to laugh if you can't concoct some ridiculous notion or concept, and then reassure yourself "Nah, it'll never get that bad". So I thought for a while we could all be safe in laughing at the "Obama for Pope" kind of thing. Too absurd, innit?



At any rate, this provides the printed evidence that it is sometimes very, very difficult to be charitable to some people.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The English Summer

So this is what things have looked like around here lately:

The flowers are lovely, and everything is green, thanks primarily to weather like this just about once every afternoon:

Grandma and Grandpa's visit went very well. They stayed here for a good while, from before Matt's graduation party, to Sunday morning. So I got the opportunity to cook some more at home, fixing up the lasagne for Matt's party, as well as a good-sized dinner for a belated Father's Day on Thursday, and then ziti for the Independence Day party. Thursday's menu started off with an insalata mista, then for the primi I fixed up tagliatelle alla bolognese, and for secondi, a beef pot roast braised in red wine. For contorni, we had steamed asparagus, and cannoli for dessert. And here's the prep for the sauce:

And the finished sauce:

Also, as you can see, Molly the Kitten has been learning Latin with me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

In Italia

I'm on vacation. So there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I've applied

That, as they say, is that. I finally got my head into the game and finished the seminary application, and sent it out this evening. And now God and the good Bishop take charge. Who knows what'll happen?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Curriculum Vitae Futurum

Curriculum Vitae
Full Name: Kenneth Richard Michael Augustus Percival MacAlbion Kirkman (a bit of an exaggeration, but in keeping with the new and exciting field of creative nominology)

DOB: Prid. Id. Maii, Anno Domini Nostri IHS XCI MCMLXXXVII, Ab Urbe Condita MMDCCXL

Likes: Puppies, Latin, palaeography, Latin palaeography, the collecting of stamps, wool socks, and tedious sermonizing on the autoapocolocyntosis of Western civilization.

Dislikes: Broccoli.

Academic History: SUNY Geneseo- TBA. Tentatively, BA in History, with significant readings in topics totally unrelated either to major field or non-major courses taken.

Publications: In progress: Germanic Phonology and Laical/Ecclesiastical Lexical Oppositions in the History of the Word "Lewd"
Past: Discourses of Aurescence: Ornamentation in the Dream of the Rood; Monarchy- Not Tried and Found Wanting, but Found Difficult and Usually Abandoned or Summarily Executed; The Fallacy of Vernacularism- How Bad English Translations Have Impaired the Liturgical Sense of the Vast Majority of Roman Catholics; A Møøse Once Bit My Sister- A Study of Nervous Disorders Induced by Freak Alcine Attacks; The Leek: Friend or Foe?

2007: Keynote Speaker at the Society for the Promotion of Anachronistic Behavior. Keynote Address: The Hat- a Lost Art.
2008: Annual meeting of the American Association for Politically Incorrect Perspectives on Ecclesiastical History. Presented paper: Innocent III- the Master of Papal Diplomacy and Guardian of All Christendom. Subsequently expressed desire to the Vatican to lead the cause for sainthood of afore-mentioned pontiff. No response as yet.

Current Occupation: Self-Declared Expert on Every Subject At Hand; Pretensions to academia.


See what happens when I'm bored?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Is the honeymoon finally ending?

If anything, Gibbsy seems to be doing the most to help it along. I really don't get this Administration. They said they were going to put politics behind them. They said they were going to be open to new ideas and criticism. So why is it that every time someone comes out and lands a nice hit at the expense of Obama's policies, they send out Gibbs to insult them?

There is one thing this so-called "administration" has done plenty of so far: deal out payback.

I wonder if Cramer and Santinelli are going to be investigated like Joe the Plumber? Rush isn't going to have to wait for very long, Obama has already shown himself to be a failure. Thus far, he has shown himself to be nothing more than an imperious, self-promoting git who has his yes-men dig up dirt on anyone who puts the screws to him. He is a failure in the realm of ideas, and a failure in being anything like a true leader.