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Miscellaneous Rambling: Holy Week Edition

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Jack Kerouac once vowed to write about nothing but Buddhism. I'm guessing he kept the vow for less than five minutes (iron resolve, he didn't have), but don't all people experience a desire along those lines: to throw it all down for God and, for the irreligious, a God substitute, like a political cause? I know there's only one thing holding me back: my lack of character. But for this week, this one week of the year, perhaps we can throw it down, do nothing in our spare time except pray and read the good books, listen to nothing in the car but Catholic radio and podcasts, go to Mass every day, spend that hour with the Sacrament. Just one week . . . and it's not even that, really. It's really just until Thursday evening, at which point the Triduum takes over.

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Yeah, I'm not optimistic that I'll pull it off either. But hey, it's a goal. TDE will take on a noticeably religious slant this week, if not quite as rigorously as the Kerouac oath.

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In fact, I'll deviate from the goal in this ramble: Expect light blogging in the coming weeks. Holidays and spring break make blogging tough. Also: I appreciate your patience these past days with TDE technical difficulties. And one other non-vow piece: Happy first day of spring.

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It's the Feast Day of St. Benedict of Nursia. He's the patron saint of Europe. I hope the Muslims like him.

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