Tag: holidays

On Ashes and Eyeshadow

My husband and I accidentally went to the parish school’s mass for Ash Wednesday this morning. It was the most convenient for us, and it is open to the public. It’s just full of lots of squirmy children from kindergarten to 8th grade wearing uniforms that look strikingly similar to the ones I wore in […]

Remember That You Are Dust, And To Dust You Shall Return

The following is a re-post from my old blog, originally posted March 6, 2006. – Eric On the first day of Lent we heard these words (adapted from Genesis 3:19) spoken as a priest dipped his thumb in ash and made the sign of the cross on our foreheads. They served as an outward sign […]

A Humble Example

The following lyrics and unattached music received an honorable mention in a carol writing competition for the Amadeus Choir near Toronto, Canada. (If someone wants the music, please email FD to let me know where to email the .pdf. If performed, I request that you let me know the performance date and location.)

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Rudolph's Advantageous Mutation

A buddy of mine has an amusing take on the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Veterans Day

and still the dark stain spreads between his shoulder blades a mute reminder of the poppy fields and graves and when the fight was over we spent what they had made but in the bottom of our hearts we felt the final cut