Monthly Archives: November 2013

On Empty Tombs and Painted Sepulchres

Way back in the stone age when I was an overeager, pimply-faced and intellectually callow freshman at Vanderbilt University, just barely turned seventeen, I took an introductory New Testament course at the divinity school . The course was taught by Fr. John Donoho SJ, a roly-poly little fellow who, come to find out, was one […]

On The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Kennedy Assassination

As today’s commemoration draws to a close, it is perhaps appropriate to spend a moment reflecting on the nature of time itself. For those of us of a more mature vintage, the events of fifty years ago in Dallas remain indelibly imprinted on our souls. They are integral to the age we inhabit and the […]

On Darwin And Texas School Boards

Most of my friends know the one group with the single issue which pushes all my buttons: the idiots, most of whom occupy seats on Texas school boards, who insist that “evolution is just a theory”. Somehow or another, these logic-challenged Lone Star denizens, along with their myrmidons in other red parts of this great […]