Yearly Archives: 2008

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Happy Christmas Everyone!

It is Christmas Eve and we have an ice storm, I have a fractured thumb and a sermon to write for the 11 pm service. So of course I went out to take pictures. Have a blessed Christmas everyone! O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in […]

90 and going strong!

Yesterday we ran down to DC for my grandmother’s 90th, yes 9-0, birthday. She is healthy and going strong. Much of the clan was there, all of the Bradys and a number of the Hugels. Here she is standing on the right with her “little” sister. I think this picture of her flashing the sign is great and ought to be an internet sensation. Happy birthday Grandma!  

On Facebook beware of imitations

This story was first forwarded to me by my brother and can be found at which is a blog about higher ed recruitment. This afternoon the Chronicle of Higher Ed has picked up the story. Here is the gist of the story: Company Created Official-Looking ‘Class of 2013’ Facebook Groups for Hundreds of Colleges Anyone can create a Facebook group and make it appear to be something it’s not. Brad J. Ward reminded admissions officials […]

Testing – WordPress 500 errors

Anyone else having “500” errors when posting a new note? I click “publish” and receive the following note: Error 500 – Internal server error An internal server error has occured! [sic] Please try again later. Everything worked fine, it appears on the blog, etc. but I am not sent back to the Dashboard as per usual. This developed with my update to WP 2.7.  

Fifth Annual Ralphies

Ed Cook of Ralph the Sacred River has his Fifth Annual Ralphies. I have not done this every year, but this year I can indeed offer my top picks for the categories required for the Ralphy. BEST MOVIE: Like Ed and unlike the rest of humanity I have not seen The Dark Knight so I cannot make that obvious pick, but we have seen a few new movies this year. I like Wall•E but it […]

Toujours Lingo: Put this on my Christmas list!

From the Telegraph: Toujours Tingo, a book by Adam Jacot de Boinod, lists weird words and bizarre phrases from around the world. The “tingo” of its title is an Easter Island word, meaning to borrow objects from a friend’s house one by one until there are none left. Some of my favorite words exceprted in that story: Gwarlingo: Welsh description of the sound of a grandfather clock before it strikes. Pisan zapra: Malay for the […]