February 19, 2018

The Saturday Monks Brunch: February 17, 2018

PRESIDENTS DAY EDITION THE PRESIDENTS’ PERK — CAMP DAVID Intriguing photo essay at The National from a book marking the 75th anniversary of the presidential retreat at Camp David in 2017. During his first two terms, President Franklin Roosevelt retreated on the presidential yacht, the USS Potomac. But WWII changed everything. Security officials feared that […]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: February 10, 2018

FAT TUESDAY EDITION THE ANTI FLU PSA Last week we had an iMonk public service announcement about the flu and how to prevent getting it and passing it on. Sorry, but now we’ve learned that wasn’t necessary. A SPORTS CAR IN SPACE! BLOOMBERG: On Tuesday, SpaceX (Elon Musk, proprietor) blasted a 230-foot rocket into orbit, […]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: February 3, 2018

🏈 BIG GAME EDITION 🏈 There is some big game on in the US of A tomorrow night, and we begin today’s feast with a few ideas for your Sunday brunch: Though it may represent an overly literal form of interpretation, I found at least one Bible-believing church that thinks the scriptures reveal the secret […]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: January 27, 2018

Unfortunately, as I was beginning to prepare brunch today, I was called out and ended up being away until the wee hours. That means you’ll have to forage for your own brunch today in an open thread edition of our Saturday gathering. I only ask that you keep the discussion civil and constructive. You don’t […]

Saturday Brunch, January 13, 2018

Hello, Friends, and welcome the weekend? Ready for some brunch? The Golden Globes were last Sunday. Everybody’s talking about the big speech Oprah made — and a lot of people say she should run for president. But I don’t think President Oprah is going to  happen: Why would she choose a demotion? With a smaller […]

Saturday Brunch, January 6, 2018, Politics-free edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? Let’s start with some nice sporty news. The NFL regular season ended on Sunday, and the alphabet officially has more W’s than the Cleveland Browns. I think what happened is the following conversation: 2016 Browns: “Well, we finished 1-15. Can’t really get worse than […]

Saturday Brunch, Year-end Extravaganza

Hello friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some Saturday Brunch Year-end Extravaganza? Well, too bad. The title lies. This really isn’t an extravaganza. I don’t know how to do extravaganzas. Heck, I had to look up how to spell extravaganza. I’m Norwegian, man! To us, toast is extravagant. But Chaplain Mike suggested the […]

The Saturday Monks [Christmas] Brunch: December 23, 2017

There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy As we pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives These things are the wonderful things we’ll remember throughout our lives (Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson) From The Legal Genealogist: Nathaniel Currier was born 27 […]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: December 16, 2017

It’s almost Christmas and perhaps you have started the feasting already. Well, for heaven’s sake, don’t stop now! Join us for our weekly Monks Brunch! Welcome! • • • BYE BYE NET NEUTRALITY One of the big news stories of the week was when the FCC voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era internet neutrality rules. […]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: December 9, 2017

Welcome to the refectory, iMonks! Time for another edition of our Saturday Brunch. We are in the Advent season and just marked St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 6. But beware! There are many imposters out there — • • • THE POPE WANTS TO CHANGE THE LORD’S PRAYER? Andrew Perriman reports that the Pope has […]