October 17, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018 Today’s Brunch is sprinkled with Peanuts. Just thought you ought to know.   Nostalgic autumn photos from Vermont in the 1970s (by yours truly)… Best quote I read this week… Doubt is only a problem if certainty is the expectation. • Austin Fischer Recommended viewing… If you […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018 Settling into Fall… There is a beauty to autumnal darkness — the softness of the night sounds and the cool air, the way shadow pools in even sparse thickets of urban trees, lending them the gravitas of deep woods. But more than that, there is the respite […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 29, 2018 — “Here’s something you don’t see everyday” version

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 29, 2018 “Here’s something you don’t see everyday” version WARNING! Today’s Brunch includes political material. This may contribute to upset stomach, nausea, headache, and feelings of bitterness, irritability, and hopelessness. If you smell gas or start to feel the buzz of righteous indignation, shut your mouth to avoid inhaling […]

Saturday Brunch, September 22, 2018

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? I’m filling in for good Chaplain Mike today. Ready for some brunch? As usual, we’ve got some silly stuff, some serious stuff, some pop culture stuff. Skip what you want (it’s Brunch!), but let’s start with some lighter fare. “At this time, we do not have information on […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018 It’s our final brunch of the summer and we have our usual mix of the sublime, the ridiculous, and the concerning. From neon church stages to hurricane devastation, it’s our pleasure to present this feast for your weekend consideration. What happened to the altar? Thanks to Paul […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018 Of all weeks, I hereby declare this week’s brunch a NO-TRUMP ZONE. I would like to enjoy my brunch in peace, thank you. Welcome to September in the Heartland… We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018 Nuns having fun edition During Marian Catholic High School night at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Sister Mary Jo Sobiek took the mound to deliver the first pitch. In one of the slickest moves of the season, Sister Mary Jo showed off a cool arm-bounce trick and threw […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018 Rest in Peace to the Queen of Soul… From “The Church of Aretha Franklin” by Michael Eric Dyson at the New York Times: Just the mention of Aretha Franklin’s name conjured transcendent sonic fury. She came to it honestly. Her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was one […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 11, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 11, 2018 Greetings from Chicago! Gail and I are taking a few days to get away and enjoy some of Chicago’s treats, including an evening at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S. This was a classical music night, featuring one of the world’s greatest orchestras, […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 4, 2018 — Back to School Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 4, 2018 Back to School Edition August is the new September, my friends. At least in the part of the world I live in. Because of “year-round school” and “balanced schedules,” the kiddos around us are heading back to school now, in late July and early August. I had […]