Tuesday, July 25, 2006

At our favorite restaurant

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Christmas in July

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The journey inward

In days of old, when people lived simpler lives, Church architecture reflected the grandeur and triumph of heaven.

Church spires were unrivaled in their height. The ceilings drew one's eyes to heaven and inspired awe.

Nowadays, when "awesome" means "above average", it is simplicity in design which draws a spiritual response.

To a generation over-stimulated, the invitation must be to quiet and solitude.

Today's spiritual person seeks the journey inward, not the journey upward.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Marisol's First Day of School

Friday, July 07, 2006

...the champagne of beers

One of our favorite local restaurants is the Back Eddy on the banks of the Westport River.

Obviously, the riverfront ambience provides the main draw.

As a mostly summer seafood establishment, the feel is casual and vacation-like.

I always order the shore dinner -- a quart of steamed clams with a small lobster.

Their clam chowder, in a light broth, makes a good appetizer.

And to wash it all down with? Narragansett Beer.

I had thought this beer to be extinct -- gone the way of Colt 45 and Pabst Blue Ribbon. But it has maintained a habitat at the Back Eddy in king size cans.

Once the proud sponsor of Wide World of Sports and Saturday morning wrestling, it has retired in obscurity to the banks of the Westport River.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

My next album

Unlike naming a band, arriving at titles for songs is the easy part.

If I were to put out a jazz album, these would be the titles of the songs:

- Abhortion
- Second Hand Flatulence
- Chordzilla
- 6-10 Connector
- White Man's Pork
- Nectar of the Frauds

- Phlegmengo
- Psycho de Mayo
- Weir Grammar
- Slab Ranch Heaven
- Odd Bodkins
- Phi Beta Puta

Maybe someday I'll actually get around to writing the songs.