November 17, 2019

Saturday Brunch, November 16, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Semper Dry? A rule change means that male U.S. Marines, who previously had to stand in the rain, can now carry umbrellas while wearing their service or dress uniforms. (Women have long been afforded a black umbrella — but only in their left hand, to keep their right […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019 My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to […]

Saturday Brunch, November 2, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? It’s November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has exploded to 106 million people, and humans face a new threat from manufactured biological robots gone rogue… Back in 1982, this is how Blade Runner director Ridley Scott imagined […]

Saturday Brunch, October 26 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? For American sport fans, this is the best week on the calendar. The NBA has started.  The NHL season began a few weeks ago. Football is going strong. AND the world series! This little window in late October (and early November) is the only time […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 19, 2019 — Open Table Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 19, 2019 Open Table Edition Coming back from a long trip usually takes me about three weeks to recover. This time it has been better, but it still required readjustment back into the daily work schedule and so on. Bottom line is that I’m pretty tired here at the […]

Saturday Brunch, October 12, 2019

Hello friends, and welcome to the weekend? Better have some brunch before your big plans for the day. Regular commentator Ted said on Tuesday that I should include cats in my column this week. I always obey Ted; he has some rich blackmail material on me. So I will be throwing in some random cat videos […]

Saturday Brunch, September 28, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Hungry for some brunch? As you likely know, Chaplain Mike is hobnobbing across Europe for a few weeks (i believe he is skinny-dipping in Lake Geneva today) and I volunteered to oversee the monastery for him. He promised that tomorrow he will post a few pics (hopefully not […]

Saturday Brunch, September 21, 2019: Shakespeare-Animal Mashup edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? You know what’s funny? The pictures from Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. You know what’s funnier? Those same pictures mashed with Shakespeare quotes. The awards are now in their fifth year. Last week we showed some of the 40 finalists for 2019. This week I would like […]

Saturday Brunch, September 14, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Part of this post actually came out yesterday. I apparently scheduled it for the wrong date. I’ve been feeling light-hearted this week, so most of this post is in the same vein. Hope you don’t mind my silliness. Let’s start with the sports. The NFL season got under […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 24, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 24, 2019 Greetings from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where I am with my young grandson for a weekend of soccer games. The weather is supposed to be ideal — highs in the 70s, with bright blue sunny skies. Last night my other grandson’s team had their first game of the […]