Monthly Archives: January 2006

Let them eat cake …

I saw the biggest cake I’ve ever seen yesterday, at Father Jerry Williams’ 25th anniversary luncheon. It was about three feet by six feet, and three layers high. Michael said afterward that he wasn’t sure whether he was looking at … Continue reading

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Father Jerry Williams and The Lodge

Michael and I will be attending a mass and luncheon in honor of Father Jerry Williams, who celebrates the 25th anniversay of his ordination today. Jerry is a teacher at Mount Carmel High School in our neighborhood, and he is … Continue reading

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Brokeback

I saw Brokeback this afternoon. The film is true to the story by Annie Proulx. And it is a remarkably good movie. Brokeback is not a melodrama, and it is not a “gay cowboy movie”. Although it is about a … Continue reading

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Lincoln aside …

… I don’t have a lot to report. The house project is quiet — no crisis at hand — and I’m taking it easy, trying to convince the cold that keeps lingering just below the surface that my life is … Continue reading

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The gait was heavy, slow, irregular …

I’ve commented from time to time that I’ve read a lot about Lincoln over the last 45-50 years. I feel an affinity with him that transcends politics, something having to do with his nature. I read Harold Holzer’s “Lincoln at … Continue reading

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January 25, 1989

6,209 days. One day at a time.

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Well, Well

Dave Roller called this morning to ask if I knew whether there had ever been a “stovepipe well” on the property, up in the area where the septic tank leach bed is going to go … A “stovepipe well” is … Continue reading

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Listless

Dave Roller promises to send pictures of the house, now that the exterior is completed. I’ll post them when I get them. The well? Well, Dave thinks that it must have gone all right, or he would have heard otherwise. … Continue reading

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Photographs

Michael and I went to Milwaukee yesterday, he to meet with his provincial about the details of leaving his order, and me to visit with Bob Mitchell. I’ve known Bob since we were too young to remember. He had a … Continue reading

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Oh, Well

I think the new well is okay. I called Dave Roller about it on Friday afternoon. He hadn’t heard anything, so he guessed the new well worked. Bad news travels fast, and good news travels not at all, seems to … Continue reading

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