Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

The Wexford Carol

At the Wednesday night rehearsal of our parish instrumental group (trumpet, two clarinets, guitar, two flutes, tympani–and me on a bowed psaltery) the director played a recording of a carol we will play in the prelude before the 7:30 pm

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Donald R. McClarey

Star Trek: Son of God

From Bread and Circuses:   Flavius: The message of the Son, that all men are brothers, was kept from us. Perhaps I’m a fool to believe it. It does often seem that men must fight to live. Capt. Kirk: You

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Donald R. McClarey

Broke Into the Wrong House

Don’t underestimate those 95 year old Marines: “I was almost standing nose to nose with him. That was a shocker,” the veteran told the Journal Sentinel. Fred added that the robber threatened to kill him and his dog if he

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Donald R. McClarey

O Holy Night

“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.”

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Begone Nerdia

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Pope Francis has called for the renaming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, saying current translations that changed it from the original “Philosopher’s

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