August 5, 2020

Saturday Brunch, October 5, 2019

Hi, friends. Welcome to the weekend. Hungry for some brunch? Non-crying section, please? Every traveler has their pet peeves, but crying babies make the list for almost every plane passenger. Now Japan Airlines has revealed a new tool that lets you dodge infants when you book your seat.”Passengers traveling with children between 8 days and […]

Saturday Brunch, August 31, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the Labor Day weekend! Quick question: If money or likely success were not issues, what job would you love to have? That’s a good way to start off our Labor Day edition of the brunch. We’ll be asking a few more job/career related questions as we go along. It’s a good […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Sept. 1, 2018 — Labor Day Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: Sept. 1, 2018 — Labor Day Edition By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer. • Helen Hunt Jackson For Labor Day — Some less than sanguine quotes about work… Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a […]

Saturday Brunch, July 15, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? I think we should start with some light fare, move to more substantial offerings, and end with some sweetness. What do you think? [Actually, that question is entirely rhetorical. The post is already written, and you can’t do one thing about it. Unless retro-causality […]

Saturday Brunch, May 6, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? Let’s start with some sporty-type-stuff. Chaplin Mike likes some game called “baseball”. Apparently it used to be popular, back when the games ran an hour and a half instead of twice that. His favorite team, of course, is the Chicago Cubs, who just won […]

Saturday Brunch, January 28, 2017

Hello, friends. Been a while. Chaplain Mike asked me to pinch hit for him this weekend. Ready to Ramb….? Wait… Okay, so we’re brunching now. Fine. I like brunch. Who doesn’t like brunch? Let’s do this thing! First on our plate: IT’S GROUNDHOG’S DAY!!! Well, almost. Definitely this week. And if you don’t love that […]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch (1/21/17)

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” There was a big to-do in Washington, D.C. yesterday. We’ll do our best to block it out of our minds […]

Saturday Ramblings: New Year’s Eve Edition

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK You, our Internet Monk readers, are our Ramblers of the Week. Here on the verge of a new year, we prepare to ramble into 2017, and I’d like to hear what you think might be in store for you, or more broadly, what might be in store for life as you know […]

Saturday Ramblings: December 17, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Today, a week before Christmas Day, we celebrate Saint Nicholas of Myra as our Rambler of the Week. This fourth century saint has been venerated for centuries throughout the world for his giving spirit. His care for children and penchant for secret gift giving has brought him great renown. Somehow, the power […]

Saturday Ramblings: December 10, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK This week’s Rambler of the Week is a no-brainer, as far as I’m concerned. This week we witnessed the passing of one of the greatest heroes of my generation: John Glenn. It is hard to express what it was like to see rockets and astronauts and to watch on our black […]