"Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints—they are your public."
~St. John Vianney (1786-1859)

Mark Twain on Self-Awareness

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 24, 2016 | No Comments

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

On Marines and Walls

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 23, 2016 | No Comments

  Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That…

Description of an Arcade

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 22, 2016 | No Comments

The machines beeped, rang, tolled, chimed, bleated, tweedled, whistled, rattattooed, boomed, shrieked, squealed, ululated, roared like gunning engines, emitted scraps of bombastic music, the screams of virtual victims, twinkled, flashed, strobed, and scintillated in all known colors, and swallowed quarters, dollars, more voraciously even than the iconic Pac Man had once gobbled cookies off a million arcade screens in an…

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Panda Cubs Harrassing Zoo Worker

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments

Zen and the Art of Hot Dogs

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 16, 2016 | No Comments

  A Zen student walked up to a hot dog vendor and said “Make me one with everything.”

Intolerance

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 15, 2016 | No Comments

Intolerance of your present creates your future. ~Mike Murdock

Angelic Innocence

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 12, 2016 | No Comments

My second revelation was the recognition of the unblemished innocence of her soul compared to mine or to that of any human being. She didn’t need a new Ferrari or a week in Vegas to know joy. For her, bliss was a belly rub, a walk on a sunny day – or in the rain, for that matter – an…

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The Lexicon of Decadence

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments

By Thomas McKenna In today’s society it is not hard to imagine the following casual conversations over a mocha chai latte at Starbucks: What is your particular gender expression or presentation at this time? Do you self-identify as transgender or cisgender? Are you transitioning to another gender? Are you a victim of transphobia? If the terms and phrases above seem…

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Malcolm Muggeridge on the Sacredness of Life

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 4, 2016 | No Comments

This life in us . . . however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened. To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish. Either life is always, and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable…

Jesus, Sun of Justice

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 4, 2016 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) You may notice the play on words in the English language which seems to enhance the meaning of this title of Jesus:…

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