Archive for November, 2008

Dad! People really live in basements?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

“Dad! People really live in basements?” my son said in disbelief when he was five or six years old. Thankfully, he waited until we were in the privacy of our car before making the comment, rather than blurting it while in the basement home we had just visited. My son and I were helping to deliver food-baskets the Sunday before Thanksgiving to some families in Greenwich as part of a St. Mary’s Social Concerns Committee annual project.   (more…)

Putting your prayers where your vote it.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Drafted into the Catholic Church at birth, I attended “boot camp” for a dozen years of parochial school, considered “officer candidate school” (i.e., a religious vocation), and after a time being AWOL, going on active duty on a daily basis about my faith around age 30.  (more…)

“Senator Obama, are you mad at me” PART 2

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Apparently Senator Obama’s campaign staff didn’t hear it correctly the candidate’s promise to “make America united.” They must have thought he said make reporters from newspapers that don’t endorse Obama fly American or United.

The Obama campaign has booted from their campaign plane reporters from three newspapers.     (more…)

The Penultimate Word

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

While it would have been ideal if all three Greenwich papers endorsed my favorite local candidate, Fred Camillo, I got the next best thing.  The one paper which did not endorse Fred fully, gave me and a few others enough time to have published in their paper rebuttals to their editorial.    (more…)