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Safa’s Five Seconds of Fame

On: December 25th, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Number of Comments » 1

Safa was selected to announce one of the songs, “Angels We Have Heard on High,” that they sang at the Christmas Vigil Mass: I hope that brought Christmas cheer to the Grandmothers.


“Today Our Saviour Is Born!”

On: December 25th, 2007 at 10:30 am | Number of Comments » 0

Merry Christmas! It seems appropriate that on this Christmas Day Goyablog greets you with a video snippet from the kids (Safa, Henry, and Philip) singing “Today Our Savior Is Born!” in the children’s choir during the Christmas Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation: The grandmothers out there would no doubt enjoy the other […]


Mary Magdalene in Pointsettias

On: December 24th, 2007 at 4:16 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Mary Magdalene in Pointsettias This afternoon I helped lay pointsettias on the altar of our church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. It provided a good photo op afterwards. The kids (Safa, Henry, and Philip) are singing in the children’s choir at the Christmas Vigil Mass this evening. We gotta get them to the […]


A Song for Our Fathers

On: December 17th, 2007 at 12:27 am | Number of Comments » 0

Last night I got an email from my good friend Alan informing me that his father has passed away after three years battling a degenerative brain disease. He was only 69, the same age my father would have been by now (both were born in 1938). The odd thing was that I got the email […]


15 Minutes of Fame

On: December 7th, 2007 at 11:01 am | Number of Comments » 0

Safa has been doing “Girls on the Run” this semester at her school. Twice a week she and about a dozen girls run and learn about staying healthy. There’s also a “building self esteem” component in all this. In any case, the local chapter of this nation-wide program was featured in the local paper this […]


Steampunk Laptop

On: December 5th, 2007 at 10:07 am | Number of Comments » 0

Forget slick Apple design — I want a steampunk laptop. I was recently sent a link by an ex-student (thanks Alex!) pointing me to the most fabulous mod of a laptop yet to grace this planet. “Datamancer” (a guy named Rich Nagy), who is into “retrofuturist technical art” (i.e., steampunk) and whose website boasts “Prestidigital […]