Posts tagged "Shrine of the Little Flower"

Arrivederci, Pope Benedict

Arrivederci, Pope Benedict
I am tickled by the thousands of breathless reporters covering the Papal goodbye. Which demographic they are chasing: reverend Catholics,  or those repulsed by the Ultimate Mens’ Club?  I doubt if their reporting will be a ratings bonanza. Catholics are not coagulated into a massive autonomous power base. Most of us have cobbled together the... Read more »

Bullying is not presidential

When I was in grade school,  I passed under a Grand Trunk Railroad viaduct every day.  This landmark meant I had covered 11 blocks and was home stretching.  I could see my house as I emerged from its concrete arches.  The gray walls that supported the trains were often embellished with chalked or painted evidence... Read more »

Ho Jo Mo Jo

Ho Jo Mo Jo
Last night’s Mad Men took me back to a staple of my youth:  Howard Johnson’s. Did you think I would say LSD?  No.  Never. I went to  Shrine High School at 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak (yes, just 5 miles from Eminem’s notorious 8 Mile) and upon the corner of Woodward Avenue and 13... Read more »
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