Miracle of the Dripping Batter: Easter Bunny Pancake

Mar 09

Miracle of the Dripping Batter: Easter Bunny Pancake

The First Grader spotted this bunny, which appeared on our griddle during our Shrove Tuesday pancake observance  — 100 percent by accident. Bunnies signal the return of fecundity and the hope of Resurrection (depending on your beliefs) that will arrive at Easter. I like Resurrection, but fecundity is pretty good, too. Yes. We ate...

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Presidents Day

Feb 21

Presidents Day

My kids’ favorite postcard from last summer’s vacation trip to Mount Rushmore and Wyoming… Lakota holy man John Fire Lame Deer, commenting on what Mount Rushmore means to his people, replied the monument is telling them, “First, we gave you Indians a treaty that you could keep these Black Hills forever, as long as the sun would shine, in...

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Happy St Valentine’s — Life is Like a Box of Bones

Feb 14

Happy St Valentine’s — Life is Like a Box of Bones

There are several  “Valentines” associated with the story of “Saint” Valentine (no longer officially recognized as a saint, whoever he was, although there is still one Valentine, a martyr, whose name remains on a list of those who are proposed for sainthood). Th skull of this Valentine, whoever he was, ended up (crowned in flowers) in a...

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St. Nicholas, Patron and Protector of Children

Dec 06

St. Nicholas, Patron and Protector of Children

Happy St Nicholas Day! When I was a good boy, I had a favorite Holy Card depicting one of the miracles attributed to St. Nicholas: Three young boys had been killed by an evil butcher (the story was set in France, I believe) and made into a tub of sausage. But through the miraculous powers of St. Nicholas — the name derives from the Greek for “Victory of...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25

Happy Thanksgiving

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