May 1, 2017

Saturday Brunch, January 28, 2017

Hello, friends. Been a while. Chaplain Mike asked me to pinch hit for him this weekend. Ready to Ramb….? Wait… Okay, so we’re brunching now. Fine. I like brunch. Who doesn’t like brunch? Let’s do this thing! First on our plate: IT’S GROUNDHOG’S DAY!!! Well, almost. Definitely this week. And if you don’t love that […]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch (1/21/17)

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” There was a big to-do in Washington, D.C. yesterday. We’ll do our best to block it out of our minds […]

Saturday Ramblings: New Year’s Eve Edition

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK You, our Internet Monk readers, are our Ramblers of the Week. Here on the verge of a new year, we prepare to ramble into 2017, and I’d like to hear what you think might be in store for you, or more broadly, what might be in store for life as you know […]

Saturday Ramblings: December 17, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK Today, a week before Christmas Day, we celebrate Saint Nicholas of Myra as our Rambler of the Week. This fourth century saint has been venerated for centuries throughout the world for his giving spirit. His care for children and penchant for secret gift giving has brought him great renown. Somehow, the power […]

Saturday Ramblings: December 10, 2016

RAMBLER OF THE WEEK This week’s Rambler of the Week is a no-brainer, as far as I’m concerned. This week we witnessed the passing of one of the greatest heroes of my generation: John Glenn. It is hard to express what it was like to see rockets and astronauts and to watch on our black […]

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 […]