Donald R. McClarey

April 15, 1865: Death of Lincoln

The gaunt man, Abraham Lincoln, woke one morning From a new dream that yet was an old dream For he had known it many times before And, usually, its coming prophesied Important news of some sort, good or bad, Though

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Donald R. McClarey

Notre Dame in Flames

A sad beginning to Holy Week, but a reminder that all flesh is dust and that our greatest cathedrals are as nothing before the love of our God.  Having said that, my heart aches at eight centuries of history burning

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Donald R. McClarey

Playing By the Rules of the Left

  Trump may never have read Alinsky, but he seems to know his playbook instinctively by heart:   4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hunna

Little is known of Saint Hunna except that she was the daughter of a Duke of Alsace and the mother of Saint Deodatus.  She is known as the Holy Washerwoman due to her good deeds of doing the laundry of

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Donald R. McClarey

Screen Pilates: Basil Rathbone

Continuing our series on screen portrayals of Pilate that I began in 2011 during Holy Week.    The posts on portrayals of Pilate by Rod Steiger, Richard Boone, Barry Dennen, Hristov Shopov, Telly Savalas, Frank Thring, Stephen Russell, Greg Hicks, Cyril

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Donald R. McClarey

The Tax Man Cometh

  Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them! Scarlet O’Hara, Gone With the Wind I rather wish that Americans paid all their taxes all at once in one lump sum each year:  income

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