October 23, 2016

Saturday Ramblings: October 22, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK This summer I had the privilege of attending a luncheon at the home of the Archbishop of Indianapolis, Joseph W. Tobin. Our mutual friend John Armstrong had arranged for a number of religious leaders and ministers from around town to meet together to discuss the topic of missional-ecumenism in our city. I […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 15, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK In a “jingle-jangle morning” a long time ago, a young folk singer from Minnesota began a complex and rambling journey that has continued through my entire lifetime and still goes on today. His trek reached a culmination this week when the Nobel Prize committee awarded Bob Dylan the prize for Literature. Today […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 8, 2016

INTERNET MONK RAMBLER OF THE WEEK This week we’re inaugurating a new way to open Saturday Ramblings. Each Saturday we will give honor to a Rambler of the Week, someone who shows us what it means to live the journey of life fully. The only qualifications will be that the person honored will exhibit interesting and […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 1, 2016

October has always been my favorite month to ramble. When we were first married and living in Vermont, the fall was the best time of year — mountains ablaze with color, sapphire blue skies, fresh apple cider, and all manner of quaint little villages to visit as we wound around those ramblin’ roads. I still […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 24, 2016 – Grandpa’s Pride Edition

Look what we got this week! A new grandson! Number 5 grandchild. Little JD broke the tie we had — 2 girl grandchildren, 2 boy grandchildren, and now boys have taken the lead, 3-2. But, God willing, there’s plenty more to come. At any rate, we’re rambling up in northern Indiana to see the little bugger this […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 17, 2016 — National League Central Champions Edition!

Step one: complete. Chicago Cubs fans like me are hoping for an end to a 108-year drought in World Series championships this year. I have rambled around for 60 of those years, and it is one of the great longings of my lifetime to see my team become world champs at least once. And what shall I say […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 10, 2016

Well, the sun’s not so hot in the sky today and you know I can see summertime slipping on away. A few more geese are gone, a few more leaves turning red, but the grass is as soft as a feather in a featherbed. • John Sheldon, “September Grass” Ah, September. The harvest begins. The […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Edition)

In this Labor Day edition of Saturday Ramblings, we honor the men and women who built the intrepid Nash/Rambler/AMC vehicles we feature week in and out here at Internet Monk. Here is a series of pictures from the Kenosha (Wisconsin) Historical Society we found on TheOldMotor.com in an article, “Workers on the factory floor in the […]

Saturday Ramblings: August 27, 2016

The end of August is in sight, and it may be your last chance this summer to take a trip to your favorite National Park (see below), or visit the grandparents, go to the amusement park, or chill at the cabin by the lake. Of course, we’re well past that now where I live. Here […]

Saturday Ramblings: August 20, 2016

Welcome to Saturday Ramblings for August 20, 2016! In case you didn’t know this about baseball, the Chicago Cubs have never been a post-season juggernaut. The franchise has been to ten World Series, winning only two. And the last World Series the Cubs played in was in 1945. Since then, they’ve made the playoffs only seven times, […]