Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

Mayberry Is Gone: Security Upgrades at Our Courthouse

The Mayberry I knew is gone. The Town of Farmville just upgraded the security at the courthouse, and while I understand the need for it, I dislike it. Perhaps the Mayberry I knew never really existed, except in comparison with what I left behind in New York City. The Mayberry I Knew: Farmville, Virginia The… Continue reading Mayberry Is Gone: Security Upgrades at Our Courthouse

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

The Most Disturbing Thing This Week

...wasn't the Kavanaugh hearings or how accusations from 30+ years ago may be enough to ruin a man's life... That was disturbing enough. You want to know the most disturbing thing I read this week? Comments on "A Canticle for Leibowitz" left on Amazon. "I didn't understand the reason, why, in the last book, the… Continue reading The Most Disturbing Thing This Week

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture, Personal

Out with Them All – All the Way to Rome

In case you've been living under a rock - or you aren't Catholic - a Grand Jury report from the state of Pennsylvania came out on August 15, 2018, that is shocking not in its 1,000+ pages of details of sexual misconduct, abuse, and criminal behavior by the Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania but by how… Continue reading Out with Them All – All the Way to Rome