Magic to do!

So last night I went to see the revival of Pippin at the. Music Box theater. A reworking of the 1970s classic, this version is directed by Diane Paulus (Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess). I’ve always been a huge fan of Pippin, coming as it did at a time in my life when the character Pippin’s search for an “extraordinary” life appealed very strongly to my … Continue reading Magic to do!

Wheels off the Wagon

Wheels off the Wagon Originally uploaded by lrice I spent a little time this afternoon with my friend John Remy. We occasionally wander off into the rural Ohio countryside looking for ruined barns, farm equipments, or bits of rural decay to shoot. This was my best shot of the day, taken kinda off-handedly where we parked to car, on the way to shoot something up … Continue reading Wheels off the Wagon

The Tale of the Traveling iPad

Last week, for the Thanksgiving weekend, I stayed with my brother and sister-in-law in Syracuse, NY.  It was a glorious weekend, filled with family, fun, food, and an abundance of gluten-free pastry.  On Sunday afternoon I departed, and began the drive to Washington DC, for the Paulist General Council meeting.  Unfortunately, my iPad stayed behind in Syracuse. Honestly, it’s rare that I don’t visit my … Continue reading The Tale of the Traveling iPad

Homily for Sunday September 26th, 2010

Lots of people apparently still believe that our society is subject to the Platonic notion that all we have to do is rationally show people the right thing to do, and they’ll do it. That what people are really experiencing is a lack of good, well-reasoned information. I think that people aren’t always that rational. For us to really change our behavior, something more is … Continue reading Homily for Sunday September 26th, 2010

The Chicago Checklist, Extra Meat Edition

Chicago is a great town for eating. Well, in which to eat, not to eat the town per se. You know what I mean. There are a few things that are on most people’s Chicago Food Checklist: Steak Garrett’s popcorn Deep-dish Pizza Garret’s Popcorn was easy– they have a store a block from my hotel. When I stopped by on Sunday, there was a line … Continue reading The Chicago Checklist, Extra Meat Edition