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The Trashing of the Vanities

Five hundred and eighteen years ago, on February 7, 1497, a Dominican priest named Savonarola, conducted the “Bonfire of the Vanities” in Florence, Italy to destroy what he called the excesses of humanity – in other words, objects such as books, art and the like that did not meet with the lifestyle of poverty and… Continue reading The Trashing of the Vanities

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Are We Barbarians?

“Bar bar bar,” so the Romans heard when they encountered Germanic tribes, hence the word Barbarian. The term has been defined as a person who is dirty, uncivilized, violent, uncouth, etc… Ironically, historically we can look at the Romans and say the same things… the difference was technology. Has anything really changed? We are still… Continue reading Are We Barbarians?

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The Question of Race

I have been reading… and reading… and reading… for years, commentaries and opinion peaces on race. I have listened to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Don Imus (so I don’t get confused… whatever), Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama. Simply put, I am confused… Slavery brought Africans… Continue reading The Question of Race

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Katherine Isabella Elena Holloway…

Finally… after 38 hours of labor, our beautiful daughter was born! 8lbs and 1 oz… born at 6:58 pm on September 30 – feast of St. Jerome… and Judy’s birthday! Thanks to everyone for their support and prayers. Both the baby and Mama are doing great!