Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summer music with the Blue Eyed Bettys

Nobody in the trio is actually named Betty, but the Blue Eyed Bettys are worth traveling to see and hear. Ben, Sarah, and Daniel are fun people and talented musicians who harmonize wonderfully with each other. I'm glad I discovered them earlier this month.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Another fine show for Gravy Nation

The Gravy Boys in Durham last night -- they rocked; they jammed; they harmonized. Total pros. And a good time was had by all!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Opposing view from the same camp

Maureen Mullarkey wonders whether Fr. Jacques Hamel was a martyr, but unlike the hapless journalist who thought that calling him one might "rile the opposition" unnecessarily, Mullarkey turns her gimlet eye on criteria we both accept, to suggest that Fr. Hamel's death might have had as much to do with failure to recognize the danger of "politically correct" approaches to jihadism as with anything else.

Mullarkey doesn't blame the victim, but she does write a searing indictment of the culture of which he was part -- and of which we are part.