Tuesday, February 25, 2003


Been a bit busy - Kim had surgery last week, just home from the hospital yesterday. Hope to return to regular updates soon.

Meanwhile, I just found out about archive.org today. They've got web pages "from the past". So check out the remnants of my old Music Ministry Page from St. C's, back before go.com shut down its homepages. Lots of broken links, but still a kick for me - never thought I'd see THOSE pages again.

Monday, February 10, 2003

The Smoking Gun sez: Hey, dude, you're getting a cell!

Of course, W had his "youthful indiscretions", they didn't hurt him much...

Friday, February 07, 2003

I missed this when it came out on the Roe v. Wade anniversary: National Catholic Register's open letter to our pro-choice friends and family. Very nicely written. Though I suspect a large number aren't listening.

Thanks to Maureen for the link.
The Word From Rome reports that the Vatican moves its disapproving glance beyond ICEL to the Germans.

Scroll down the page for the story - it's about the third one. Thanks to John I. for the heads-up.

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Hey, Y2K people!

You missed one!

Monday, February 03, 2003

Thank God my reward's in heaven. My company (and a big chunk of my 401k holidings, and all my stock holdngs) made the list:

Forbes.com: Biggest S&P 500 January Losers


Saturday, February 01, 2003

Can I be Babar?

Our 18-month-old granddaughter, Alyssa, is slowling learning to speak, but the names of the people she shares the house with have been a challenge: Grandma, Grandpa, and Great-Grandma, as well as Mom.

She's got the Mom thing down, but Grandma is "Ba", and I'm "Baba". I toyed with the idea of get her to call me "Poppa", but that's what our late brother-in-law used to go by, and Kim hated the nickname then (didn't like HIM much either, may God rest his soul). "Granddad's" been the tradition in my family, but I preferred "Grandpa".

Then I remembered Babar the Elephant. He was pretty cool - big guy, got to be the king, had some adventures...

...so we'll see if "Babar" works. She's almost there!