February 16, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018 It’s our final brunch of the summer and we have our usual mix of the sublime, the ridiculous, and the concerning. From neon church stages to hurricane devastation, it’s our pleasure to present this feast for your weekend consideration. What happened to the altar? Thanks to Paul […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018 Of all weeks, I hereby declare this week’s brunch a NO-TRUMP ZONE. I would like to enjoy my brunch in peace, thank you. Welcome to September in the Heartland… We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018 Nuns having fun edition During Marian Catholic High School night at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Sister Mary Jo Sobiek took the mound to deliver the first pitch. In one of the slickest moves of the season, Sister Mary Jo showed off a cool arm-bounce trick and threw […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018 Rest in Peace to the Queen of Soul… From “The Church of Aretha Franklin” by Michael Eric Dyson at the New York Times: Just the mention of Aretha Franklin’s name conjured transcendent sonic fury. She came to it honestly. Her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was one […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 11, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 11, 2018 Greetings from Chicago! Gail and I are taking a few days to get away and enjoy some of Chicago’s treats, including an evening at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S. This was a classical music night, featuring one of the world’s greatest orchestras, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 4, 2018 — Back to School Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 4, 2018 Back to School Edition August is the new September, my friends. At least in the part of the world I live in. Because of “year-round school” and “balanced schedules,” the kiddos around us are heading back to school now, in late July and early August. I had […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 28, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 28, 2018 Roller Coaster Madness!   There it is, folks — the official POV video of a ride on the old classic wooden roller coaster “The Beast” at King’s Island in Cincinnati. Tomorrow, I’ll be taking the real ride with my grandson as we spend a day together before […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 21, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 21, 2018 Anyone need a little respite from all the noise of this week? Ho-o-oly cow! Welcome to the table where no political talk is allowed today. If you’re like me you’ve had enough of that in the past several days to last a lifetime. Instead, we’re going to […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 14, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 14, 2018 It’s county fair season in my part of the world. State fairs are around the corner and these celebrations and gatherings will be going on throughout the summer and fall. I’m trying to decide whether or not we want to offer at our Brunch some of the […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 7, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: July 7, 2018 From AOL: Who says this isn’t a great country? What could be better than a 104 year-old WWII veteran throwing out the first pitch for the Memphis Redbirds, triple-A affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals. From the New York Times: For many reasons we’ve been hearing a […]