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Felix Culpa

The Felix Culpa is part of the Catholic Easter liturgy called Exsultet.  The original author is unknown but it was likely Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan.  If this is true, then it would have been written somewhere between 374 and 394 AD.  Today in Church we sang the Felix Culpa and it sparked a fair bit of discussion that I… Read more →

A list of wonderfully odd words

agastopia n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body bibble v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily cabotage n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders NOT: v. – to sabotage with cabbage and/or Vermont Cabot Cheese doodle sack n. – old English word for… Read more →

Looking back on 2009

It seems like it’s still the end of 2008 and yet we are in the last few hours of 2009. Time just keeps going faster. In some ways things are not much changed. I’m still single; still living in tucson; still working for Rincon Research Corporation; and on and on. But 2009 carried more changes for my family than most… Read more →

Beautiful words

I have heard this poem a number of times in sermons but it was not till today that I could remember who wrote it. It’s called “The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson. Thompson was an English poet that has often been compared to Milton, but he lived much of his life on the streets because he had a devastating… Read more →