Author Archives: Pat Greene

“What do you want, a bloody photograph?”

While Railfan* and I were discussing the Inquisition, I remembered my favorite document of that era, the transcript of Poalo Veronese’s trial for heresy for a painting of the Last Supper. It strongly resembles a Monty Python sketch.** The very … Continue reading

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Damn you, Felicity Huffman.

God made me for a reason And nothing is in vain Redemption comes in many shapes With many kinds of pain “Travelin’ Thru” Dolly Parton, from Transamerica. “Travelin Thru” is a very special song to me. Depending where I am … Continue reading

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Rosebud was the sled.

I will write about the mosque shootings soon (and probably after everyone else). I am trying to get my thoughts together: absolute rage is not conducive to good writing. In the meantime, I want to write about a couple of … Continue reading

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Campaigns are already going on.

So people are already announcing that they are running for president. Whoopee. I am going to look at their specific policy suggestions in depth later, but any candidate I support should have the following (not in any particular order):   … Continue reading

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Idolatry.

[36] “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ [38] This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like … Continue reading

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Cobbler.

I am putting this here so I don’t have to keep looking it up: Peach Cobbler* 1 package of peaches**, thawed 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour Make sure … Continue reading

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At least there’s some hope.

TCM showed All the President’s Men tonight. I have always loved the climactic scene, where Ben Bradlee says “There’s nothing riding on this except the First Amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the fate of the … Continue reading

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