I have a lot of thoughts on the military on the occasion of this Veterans Day. The great respect I have for those who have and do serve, both among my family and friends and in the country at large. My grandfather, my great uncle, my godfather, my cousins, one of my closest friends and […]
When I sat down to write my thoughts about the trouble I was having with Pope Francis, I just couldn’t anticipate what would follow. You see, this is a blog that very few people read. I have other outlets for more media-worthy stories that have larger audiences. But when I’m working something out and need […]
Surprisingly, since I wrote my little summary of my concerns about the things Pope Francis has been saying, most of the email I’ve been getting has been overwhelmingly positive. Even those who disagree with me have by and large done so respectfully. But then, this afternoon, I got this: Name: Lucy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Your […]
My friend Hilary White draws attention to an interesting passage from the visions of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich, whose now famous (and fascinating) book, The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ was the inspiration for Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and one of the absolute best sources of Lenten meditation you can lay hands on. […]
With the influx of traffic has come an influx of comments. With an influx of comments has come a revelation that something is broken in the WordPress theme I’m using. I can’t view all the comments, others have struggled with leaving them. So I’m going to be playing with themes. Swapping them out, messing with […]
Since October 1st, I’ve had over 7,000 visitors to this website, nearly 6,000 of them unique. In that time I’ve had nearly 20,000 pageviews. Most all of it has been for this post. I’ve probably gotten more email than I’ve ever gotten for anything else I’ve written. I’ve gotten mostly support, which I greatly appreciate. […]
I was accused of being a rigorist last night. I didn’t know this about myself. Simcha Fisher accused me, and a group of other concerned Catholics on Facebook discussing Pope Francis’s ardent defenders, of having this disposition. Apparently that’s what you call Catholics who think that Pope Francis’s words of late have been utterly reckless, theologically […]
This country, man. It’s on a trajectory straight for FUBAR. There’s so much. There are so many things going off the rails. When you pay attention to those things, they drag you down. But it’s hard not to. It’s like a plane crashed into a car and the big flaming wreck went over the railroad […]
Bless me blogreaders, for I have sinned. It’s been 3 months since my last post. I’ve been a genuinely very busy guy lately, so I won’t apologize, but I hate to neglect this space. I aim to spend more time here in the coming months as I get back to more personal writing again. I […]
I had to take Oscar (our illustrious Shih Tzu) to a vaccination clinic yesterday. As I began observing the many…interesting people I found there. The descriptions were writing themselves in my head, so I came home and scribbled them down. What began as a writing exercise in describing people emerged as almost a story. I […]
I’m pathetic. I should be working my story right now. I’m at 37,000 words, which is half of a real novel, and only 13,000 away from the NaNoWriMo novel goal. I have a basic idea where the plot is going, and plenty of scenes to flesh out, but I’m stuck because it’s gotten hard. I […]
A few days ago, someone posted a list of “46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might be Freaking Out.” It was the first thing I read after I woke up as I waited for the shower to get warm. I laughed so hard I was crying. I might have drooled on the floor a little […]
Tonight, I was looking at photos of the March for Life. As I was scrolling through them, Ivan, my six-year-old, came into the room. “What’s that, Daddy?” He asked, as he looked over my shoulder. I found myself wondering if I should tell him. But then again, why not? Evil exists. It’s part and parcel of […]
Seriously. It’s a brilliant choice if the reports are true. Look what he did with the Star Trek reboot. Still, if the same guy directs both the Star Wars and Star Trek movies, I’m pretty sure the ensuing paradox will destroy the space/time continuum. Nerds everywhere will never be the same.
Yesterday, I got an email from Amazon. It read: Dear Steve Skojec, We thought you’d like to know that eligible songs from 3 CDs you have purchased from Amazon are being added to your Cloud Player library. This means that high-quality MP3 versions of these songs are available for you to play or download from […]
At the prompting of a couple of authors whose works I have enjoyed, I joined Worldcon this year (via LonestarCon3 – yes, it’s complicated; no, I don’t really understand why either.) so that I could nominate and vote in the 2013 Hugo Awards. I’ve already written a bit about my personal interest in the Hugos, […]
I realized over the weekend that we had just reached our 1-year anniversary of going primal. This is a moderately big deal. I’ve never done a dietary change that has lasted a whole year before. I’ve also never done one that I intend to stick to for much longer than that. It’s been a year […]
Food is a pretty essential part of our lives. After air and water, it’s the most important in fact, right before shelter and love. And since here in America we’ve more or less got an abundance of good shelter, edible food, and potable water (we’re all breathing and trying to figure out how to get […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled to answer the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” This is strange, because since I was a child I’ve never struggled to find activities I enjoy. I am, first and foremost, a creative person. For as long as I can remember, […]
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