Finding My Niche

Confession: I'm a little taken aback by how weird my latest post was - the one with the unboxing video. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I feel the need to defend it (yes, defend it to myself). Against the advice of most self-help books, let us indulge my self-critical …

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Opinion: Family-Style Dining is Terrible

"Family-style" ordering for a group at a nice restaurant is pretentious, dumb, and the worst. It is always wrong, no matter what any of you say. It is a foolish, foul practice of gluttons who have been over-fed to the point at which they find the taste of any one particular food unbearably monotonous. My …

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I've been thinking about ostriches today. I feel like leaving social media. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are often described as "toxic" and I certainly am becoming easily discouraged, cynical, and irritable. Perhaps I would be happier without social media. The trouble with leaving the social media world is that there's …

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For Lent, I’m Using an iPhone

Photo by Arun Thomas on Pexels.com Want to hear perhaps the weakest, most 1st-Worldest Lenten resolution ever? I'm using an iPhone as a Lenten penance. It's a petty insult to Apple users, so it's actually an actively uncharitable practice. Furthermore, I'm announcing this penance, and that’s exactly what Jesus (the inventor of Lent) says not …

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The Shocking Truth about Snoopy’s Christmas

Photo by Cristian S. on Unsplash Why does Snoopy (in persona World War I Flying Ace) always get his ass kicked by the Red Baron? It’s Snoopy’s own fantasy. You’d think he would win these air skirmishes (I am trying my best to avoid “dogfight” puns). I find myself asking this question during December, when Christmas carols are …

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I’m Catholic. Now What? – Book Review

What it is: "I'm Catholic. Now What?" is the Catholic handbook for 2020. It is a compilation and review of the spectrum of stuff Catholics should know. Catechism class basics, Thomistic proofs, papal encyclicals, Roman Missal/WMD puns, the faith's application to hot-button sociopolitical issues, the importance of beer - it's all in there. A challenge …

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Dating Profile Picture Advice for Catholics

Here's my advice article that got rejected by a popular dating site for Catholics. These tips still need to be shared! Do you ever have trouble finding pictures to fill out your profile on dating apps? Good news for you! Online dating companies have been collecting data for years now, and they've actually started to …

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