Thanks

5 years ago with 23 comments
I heard a nice idea from my sister: every time something happens that you’re really thankful for, you write it on a piece of paper and put it in a jar. Then, at the end of the year, you read the pieces of paper, to remember all the good things. I think I missed some big ones — I guess I forgot to keep putting stuff in the jar — and some of the things are on a whole nother ...

Fragment: One Reason it makes sense…

6 years ago with 7 comments
…to publicly disclose your homosexuality, if that is what you want to do: If you ask me to live a life where, in casual conversation with friends, I never make reference to anything that has to do with my sexuality, then you’re asking me to live a life that is very much different from the lives of 99% of the population. Which is to say, most people don’t talk about their ...

Stage Fright

8 years ago with 7 comments
I was having a great night out at the bar — I was with mostly men, a situation that would have once tied my tongue completely, but I was doing great! I left the booth to use the bathroom. I was so pleased with myself for being social, and relaxed, and non-awkward, and normal, that I congratulated myself in the mirror. Out loud. For being so normal. Then I heard the toilet behind me ...

Welcome

8 years ago with 17 comments
Welcome, all you Little Catholic Bubblers, and everybody else! I’m glad Leila let me write for her. Today is the official unveiling day of this blog. I’m pretty excited. I assume that you all are coming over here in hordes, droves, possibly even scads. I love what Leila does, because what I see on her blog is closer to actual conversation between Catholics and others than what one ...