Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

This post was originally posted in 2007. Okay, so it is French. And we all know that Mardi Gras is coming. Right? Anyway, Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez translates literally into Leave the Good Times Roll . I don’t remember every celebrating a real Mardi Gras – real in the bead-throwing/bead-collecting, alcohol drinking, breast baring… Continue reading Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Just my Thoughts · Religion


Tomorrow starts the church season of Lent. Lent is a season for reflection and repentance. It leads up to the most important Christian observance – Easter. People, especially those who do not associate themselves with a church or with faith, tend to think Christmas is the most important church holiday. No! We are an alleluia… Continue reading Pancakes

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Lenten Fish Fry

Regardless of where you turn here in my area, there is a Friday Fish Fry going on during Lent.  If you are not going to or working a Fish Fry, you are probably having pirogi at another church.  Since the Photo Club I go to has food as the photographing assignment this month, I decided to take… Continue reading Lenten Fish Fry

Just my Thoughts · Religion

Temptations in the Desert and Our Lives

I have been following, and jumping in with both feet, as Ronna Detrick stays in the desert this Lenten season.  You can imagine my surprise when the homily at Mass yesterday dealt with the temptations that were put to Christ while he was in the desert.  I don’t want temptations.  I want to be in… Continue reading Temptations in the Desert and Our Lives

Just my Thoughts · Religion

Ash Wednesday

I know.  That was yesterday.  How can I be writing on Thursday about yesterday?  Do you read a newspaper – online or in print?  Aren’t you reading about yesterday?  Anyway, I wanted to talk about the irony pointed out during my priest’s homily yesterday. I have long been a student of literary elements.  I like… Continue reading Ash Wednesday