Monday

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Humorous, Informative, or Frustrating

Some may have noticed that TDE has gone back to its roots: multiple postings during the day. This won’t necessarily be a regular occurrence, but it will happen often. Throughout the day, I run across things that I find humorous, interesting, or frustrating. I used to set them aside for the next day’s blog post, but with the new TDE, that doesn’t work. So now, when I run across such things, I’ll just toss them on TDE without much fanfare. The result will be anywhere from one to five TDE posts per day during the week. I’m still pondering what to do with TDE on the weekends. I’m thinking about opening it up to guest bloggers, but I’m not sure. In the meantime, I’m open to suggestions.

The picture above is the HIF trademark photo. I took it myself. It represents the random nature of the HIF posts.

I know, photography isn’t my thing.

Digging the Next Five Weeks

After Lent/Easter and Advent/Easter, the next five weeks might be the most holy of the year. The Feast Days are impressive: St. Jerome (9/30), St. Therese (10/1), Guardian Angels (10/2), St. Francis (10/4), St. Bruno (10/6), St. Theresa Avila (10/15), St. Ignatius (10/17), St. Luke (10/18), All Saints Day (11/1), All Souls Day (11/2).

October is also the month of the Holy Rosary. I downloaded a digital copy of St. Louis de Montfort’s book last week (I bought a hard copy years ago and, of course, didn’t read it and now I can’t find it). Fortunately, the download was only 99 cents. I started reading it and discovered that, according to de Montfort, the Rosary was given to St. Dominic in 1214. That means next year is the 800th anniversary of the Rosary.

For now, maybe I’ll dedicate October to nothing but reading and saying the Rosary. If Kerouac could take a vow to do nothing but meditate and read about Buddhism for the rest of his life, I could take a one-month vow for the Rosary.

Then again, Kerouac’s idea of asceticism was limiting himself to onanism.

An Open Plea

To Fox Sports 1: You’re killing me! I was your biggest pre-fan, shouting your virtues months before you hit the cablewaves. And what are you? Little more than a 24/7 NASCAR station. I randomly popped over to your channel four times last week, at all different hours (morning, afternoon, and evening). All four times, you were showing car racing. You feature a variety show during the dinner hour (5:00 to 6:00, when every good family man watches sports; heaven forbid a family dinner), no hockey or basketball coverage, and no meaningful SportsCenter alternative.

You’re killing me.

Non-stop NASCAR. Geeesh.