Category Archives: LIVING

What is a Santa Fe Day?

And why do we have one in Carrollton?


paddykeyk4By: Paddy Keyk
City Desk

I don’t actually know why we have Santa Fe Days in Carrollton. Isn’t that like in New Mexico? And do any of the Native Americans in New Mexico have any connection to Carrollton, TX, Cradle of Civilization? Unlikely.

Regardless, the 11th Annual Santa Fe Days in the Park takes place this Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The following information is courtesy of the City of Carrollton:

The growing event will be hosted in a new location at Carrollton’s own Sandy Lake Amusement Park (1800 Sandy Lake Road).

This American Indian arts and cultural event features unique, handmade American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other traditional crafts from more than 70 American Indian artists and craftsman. Performances by Plains Indian Dancers and Chickasaw Stomp Dance Shell Shakers are sure to entertain the crowds in addition to the demonstrations of finger weaving, flute playing, stickball, and pottery making. The indigenous grocery store will highlight the health benefits of blue corn, roots that heal, and reservation survival foods. Featured artists James and Doris Coriz are Santo Domingo Pueblo turquoise and silver jewelry makers trained in the art of traditional jewelry craftsmanship. Mr. & Mrs. Coriz will conduct workshops on how to identify natural turquoise from treated and imitation turquoise.

All are invited to attend for this enjoyable cultural event. Admission for all ages is just $2. For more information, visit santafedays.com.

Hey, it’s $2! Check it out!

Long Live The Puppycat Page

All Things Puppycat


pUPPYCAT ASKS A QUESTION

By: THE PUPPYCAT KEEPER

(CARROLLTON, TX) –in bed, falling sleep- “Have you written any more on Moloch Rising or do you have writer’s block or something?” “No, I don’t have writer’s block. I want to finish the book I’m reading.” “Which book is it?” “Philosophy of Mind by Edward Feser.” “Didn’t he have some position at Ave Maria University?” “What? No.” “I thought he was part of that at one time or something.” “Oh, no, you are thinking of Fr. Fessio.” “Oh.”

Later that night “Do you know what I think of when I hear ‘Edward Feser’?” “No, what?” -short laugh- “I think of Edward Scissorhands.” “Oh.” “Edward Feserhands! -giggle snort- Hahahahahah.” *silence*

Inquisitive Puppycat “You don’t think that’s funny? I am cracking myself up.” “I’m trying to sleep.” -disappointment- “I thought it was funny. Don’t you?” “I’m asleep.” And then five minutes later the Puppycat Keeper says, “Edward Feserhands.” The Puppycat is silent for a moment, then the bed shakes a little and then, “Hahahahahahahahaha snort giggle.”

A Pondering

And an Udderance

By FRATER BOVIOUS


Hola. There are times that I wax nostalgic for The Global Exclaimer. I’ve been trying to understand if it makes any sense to write two blogs, especially since their content would inevitably overlap at some level.

But, I just really like the layout and look I created here, and sometimes if I want to write something that is not so overtly religious or Catholic themed, this may be the place to do so.

For example, I miss writing The Puppycat Page, an oddly well received page from the print edition. Also, Cigar Notes was popular.

If anyone reads this that used to read The Glob. Let me know your thoughts.

FB

Stanley Cup Inspiration for Local “Mikey” Bass Classic People’s Champ Trophy


Local Mikey Award hopes for visit from Stanley Cup

NEW YORK—In recognition of its tremendous leadership and community work, the Stanley Cup was honored Wednesday for its dedication to helping developmentally disabled trophies.

via Stanley Cup Lauded For Work With Developmentally Disabled Trophies | The Onion Sports Network.

The Mikey, pictured below, is coveted by all local bass fisherman in the Greater North Texas Region. Since the inception of this 10 round Bass Classic Trophy Contest, the winners have been:

  1. 2006 – Mike DeMars
  2. 2007 – Mike DeMars
  3. 2007 – Mike DeMars
  4. 2008 – Mike DeMars
  5. 2009 – Mike DeMars
  6. 2010 – Mike DeMars, Alan Vaughan*

    The Coveted Mikey, desired by many, earned by only one, except for the debacle of 2010.

Mike explains his domination of this tournament as follows: “It’s my name. Mike DeMars is Mike of The Sea. Domination is inevitable.” Alan, the perennial Banana #2, was unavailable for comment.

*Controversy continues to hang like a Fukushima nuclear cloud over the award of 2010, which year the contest ended in a tie. Mike said it should simply state “No Winner.” Alan said “I want my name on the damn trophy!”

Blogathon Fail

Blogger Fails in Bid to write a blog a day in the month of May

“I’m Shocked” – anonymous blogger

Yes, I have failed. I let work and life interfere with Blogging Glory.

But, I’m here today with the Blogathon Day 10 Haiku Challenge! Yay! Sometimes called a 5 7 5 – a haiku is fun because the restriction can stimulate creativity. 5 syllables, not words mind you, syllables, then seven, then five. Here are five haikus typed almost as quickly as I typed them… er – well, anyway –

“Haiku!” “Gesundheit!”
Does it not sound like a sneeze?
Bless you, and bless me.
 
rain painting tree bark
dusty old trees standing tall
drink, roots, while you can
 
a haiku poem
needn’t rhyme they say and yet
there is a rhythm
 
walking in silence
no words necessary now
they know night cometh
 
windows spill yellow
summer night consolation
playing in the dark
 
 
 

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A Mother’s Day Poll


Happy Mother’s Day!

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Country AND Western


Motivational Country Song Writing

An Oxymoronic Exercise

(CARROLLTON, TX) – I was reading this post on motivational quotes (link), when a comment caught my eye and did inspire me. The comment said:

Now write a country and western song! Do it! Do it! Continue reading

‘There Be Dragons,’ Opus Dei and St. Josemaria Escrivá


“…if you are a saint, that means you stand for something.”

Interesting insights from a self-styled agnostic, Roland Joffé:

In a way, it was Josemaria’s very controversiality that made him interesting, Joffé suggested, adding, “I don’t think an uncontroversial saint is a very good idea. I’m not quite sure how you could be an uncontroversial saint, because … if you are a saint, that means you stand for something.”

via Roland Joffé Talks About ‘There Be Dragons,’ Opus Dei and St. Josemaria Escrivá | Daily News | NCRegister.com.

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Cross of Opus Dei - "work of God" - Image via Wikipedia

As reviewer Steven Greydanus notes, Roland seems ‘God-haunted’. Particularly noteworthy are his lucid comments on the actual implications of freedom of choice – or Free Will – one of my favorite topics.

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Miller High Life Offers ‘Beer Goggle’ Guarantee


Radical New Promotion Starts Today!

Hot Babes in Only Six Beers - Guaranteed

(MESQUITE, TX) – Local Grocer Can’t Keep Shelf Stocked

At the local Snag and Bag, beer merchandiser Shep Hogan has never seen anything like it. “We’ve ordered two bob-tails of this stuff already, and it’s only 11 am!” When asked if he thought it actually worked, he replied, “I’ll be finding out at about 5:30 pm this very day.”

A drunk couple in the parking lot were unavailable for intelligible comment.

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Edward Feser: The Metaphysics of The Fly


By PADDY KEYK
Global Exclaimer Writer
“David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly is one of the two most disgusting movies I have ever seen; the other is John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing. I love them both.”
Fly fish

The Fly!!

 

via Edward Feser: The Metaphysics of The Fly.

Ah, a movie reviewer after my own heart.

This was really an interesting review and I suggest you read it, live it, BE it. Be The Fly. Or, maybe just be Human.