"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, November 30, 2012

My Slow Takes (Vol. 76)

1. The Irish Lads finished with a perfect 12-0 season after a battle with USC Saturday evening. The fourth quarter stand at the goal line with just minutes to play was inspiring and exciting. A tribute to the dedication of defensive line and their coaches.

The next game is the BCS title game on January 7. It will either be Alabama or Georgia. Which ever one it is, it will be a tough game. Go Irish!

2. Dee and I tried a new restaurant last week. Poe’s Pub, located on East Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. We started with the Nachos appetizer, which turned out to be enough for three or four people. We did manage to get through most of it. For the main course, Dee had the “Commonwealth” burger dressed with caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon and Swiss and cheddar cheese.  I had the North Carolina pulled pork BBQ complete with homemade coleslaw. Both sandwiches were served hot and timely. An excellent meal served by a warm and pleasant waitress. 

3. Monday night our men’s group watched episode IV of the DVD series “Catholicism.” This episode centered on Mary ... “explained as an-ongoing presence, an actor in the life of the Church.” It was a beautiful tribute to Mary as Father Baron continues to teach us about our Church. One interesting new thing that I learned was that after Mary appeared to Juan Diego, over a period of approximately six years, “Six million Aztecs converted to Catholicism,.”

4. The cardboard bike, a new innovative design created by an inventor from Israel, Izhar Gafni. He said it could be sold for $20 and possibly be given away free to those who are too poor to buy one. If his cardboard product can hold up to bicycles then that would open up other markets for cardboard related products.

5. A couple of pictures of one of my cowboy heroes, William Boyd. Born June 5, 1895, died September 12, 1972. He played the role of Hopalog Cassidy making over sixty movies.

6. Congress and the President appear to be handling the “Fiscal Cliff” issue as though it were a “soap opera.” We could probably call it “All My Politicians,” or “Guiding Budget.” The writers are gearing up for an episode that will supposedly surprise all of us. Stayed tuned, it’s not hard to miss anything because it’s in front of us every day.

7. Next week is Pearl Harbor Day, December 7. Please remember those who gave their lives. 

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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