St. Elsewhere

8 years ago with 12 comments
When I lived in DC I met a man from Colombia, a numerary in Opus Dei. He was just passing through, which seemed to be what he did in most places. He said he loved the single life, because he could be like Gandalf — at home everywhere and nowhere, always on some mysterious mission, led only by the spirit. I thought of him last night, when I got too idle and stayed up too late, and as a ...

Chicken Soup for the Black Death

8 years ago with 9 comments
I caught a cold, or a flu, or THE BLACK DEATH or something last Friday. I noticed it at about 2PM, which meant by the time I got home I was ready for bed. I hate, hate, hate being sick, and I was determined to kick it by Monday, so bed is pretty much where I stayed all weekend. When I used to work in a Catholic bookstore, there was a book I always saw (but never picked up) called Why Squander ...