Sunday, September 03, 2006

Thoughts On A Sunday Evening

Not the Three Tenors. Someone told me about four priests he knew. Fr. Stout was slim; Fr. Young was old; Fr. Long was short; Fr. Cohen was Catholic. He also said there is a Cardinal Sin in the Philippines.

Truthiness. I saw an ad in a professional tv publication for a broadcast engineer. "Pocono Mountain area, not far from the shore." Huh, I thought, that's a stretch. Turned out to be the tv station literally down the street from us. Well, if you're in Nebraska, I guess a 2 1/2 hour ride to the shore would be "not far." ["Truthiness" is a word made up by Stephen Colbert on his first "Colbert Report" show on Comedy Central -- something you would like to be true even though you know it's not.]

"Dirty Jobs." There's this marvelous series on Discovery, starring Mike Rowe. He shows us the jobs that keep our society going which are, well, kinda dirty and disgusting. But someone has to do them. I used to shovel cow manure after lunch every day and didn't think too much of it, one way or the other; now I find someone doing it on tv. Small world.

Check with us in four days. Been a lot of rain in upstate Central New York. Lot of rain, courtesy of tropical whatever Ernesto. Far as I can tell, the only way to the ocean for that combination of hydrogen and oxygen is the Susquehanna River. You know, the one that runs right next to (and occasionally through) Wilkes-Barre and environs. It takes a while for it to get here. We went from one foot to nearly twelve, then down to five and (as I write this) up to ten. My money says it goes over the banks in another day or so, but we'll be saved by the dikes.

Discovery Channel. Specifically, "Inside The Twin Towers," on tv right now. I lost a friend of 40 years on United 175 and am still looking for closure, or at least to be able to watch a program about it. Not easy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ruthc said...

Discovery Channel. Specifically, "Inside The Twin Towers," on tv right now. I lost a friend of 40 years on United 175 and am still looking for closure, or at least to be able to watch a program about it. Not easy.
It may never be "easy", but it may be possible. You don't have to watch that program---or any program---about it. But if you do feel compelled to watch you don't have to watch all at once. You can tape it, then watch in smaller increments. It might be more comfortable that way.
Closure may never come; peace might.

September 04, 2006 5:24 PM  
Blogger D.K said...

"Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel works for me!

September 04, 2006 6:20 PM  

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