December 4, 2016

Saturday Ramblings: December 3, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK As far as we know, there is only one person left in this world who was born in the 19th century. On Tuesday, Emma Morano celebrated her 117th birthday. I think that’s worthy of our Rambler of the Week honor, don’t you? Ms. Morano, the oldest of eight siblings, was born on […]

Saturday Ramblings: November 26, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Tomorrow marks the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year for Christians. During this year, we here at Internet Monk will be exploring many of Bach’s cantatas on Sundays. I thought it fitting, therefore, that we honor Johann Sebastian Bach as our Rambler of the Week today […]

Saturday Ramblings: November 19, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Our Rambler of the Week award goes to Congressman John Lewis, who was awarded the National Book Award, honoring his graphic novel for young people, called March: Book Three. the final installment in his trilogy about his firsthand experiences in the Civil Rights Movement. Lewis has been called “one of the most […]

Saturday Ramblings: November 12, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK The person we acknowledge as our Rambler today has been one of our generation’s wilderness poets. This week Leonard Cohen died at age 82. Here is an excerpt from Larry Rohter’s remembrance in the New York Times: Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who abandoned a promising literary career to become one of the […]

Saturday Ramblings: November 5, 2016

RAMBLER(S) OF THE WEEK Our Rambler of the Week award goes to a team and a great company of long-suffering fans in Chicago, who waited 108 years for this day to arrive — the day when the Chicago Cubs would be crowned World Series Champions. It has happened, and great is the rejoicing! Lord, now […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 29, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Despite the fact that, in one of his last writings, Martin Luther: addressed the pope as “Your Hellishness,” called him a person who shoveled horse shit into people’s mouths; despite his description of the pope as “full of all the worst devils in hell-full, full, and so full that [he] can do nothing […]

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 […]