Category Archives: The Kingdom of Heaven

Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”. Advertisements

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Romance

What is romance? I approach the concept as a subset or genre of books. Being a bit of a febrile non-fiction bibliophile I saw romance novels as a supreme waste of time. Such things as science fiction or fantasy rarely … Continue reading

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On Growing Up

We are all born apes. Some of us acquire a soul and grow up to become human. In light of our immortal soul our otherwise strictly animal behavior is reined in, mollified and ameliorated. We are all born conceptually Jewish. … Continue reading

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When is a Book not a Book?

Question: When is a Book not a Book? Answer: When it’s a bible.

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A Fetus does not have a Soul

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take Amen A fetus does not have a soul. “soul” is … Continue reading

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam

Just before Christmas, but a few weeks ago, I had Breakfast with Santa at St. Florian’s parish. I took my son along kicking and screaming (he’s 34). The food is quite good, especially the cheese omelets; and the meal comes … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Ho’s . . . .

Just sitting around out of my caffeinated mind listening to the inescapable Christmas music. A hypothetical question arose: Suppose you did in fact see your mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night. Would you really rat her out … Continue reading

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