- I assume it says something deplorable about me that I laughed heartily when I saw the above image on a passing car on my way to a bankruptcy hearing on Tuesday.
- Yesterday in a parish book discussion, the Deacon leading the group asked us what quality we would most like to be remembered for. It was a question I had never asked myself, but without any thought on my part my automatic answer was “Justice”. The answer was obvious enough I guess for someone in my profession, but I was surprised by the intensity and conviction with which I said it. I usually choose my words with care but this simply burst forth from some place deep inside me.
- Throughout my life I have been bemused by how often the phenomenon of synchronicity has occurred as I make my way through this vale of tears. Go here to read about it. The latest example took place today. This morning I posted “The Manchester Affair” that detailed the battle between the Kennedy clan and William Manchester over his book about the Kennedy assassination, The Death of a President. I just got back from a very large used book sale in Naperville. My bride and I go to it each year. The history section had about 1,000 volumes. As I eagerly approached the history books, the first volume I saw, and which I picked up to purchase, was William Manchester’s The Death of a President.
As a rule I am opposed to presidents declaring national emergencies to sidestep the normal way our government is supposed to