The Heck with Librarianship

Time for some Gladys Knight and the Pips!

We used to close our Saturday night partying with Soul Train, which came on after Saturday Night Live at 1 a.m.


Boats for the Dead

I will never forget Pope John Paul II's coffin in St. Peter's square:  its plain, simple construction, as if to unite his death with the death of every man; how the wind ruffled the pages of the gospel book, before finally closing its cover.

I was fascinated tonight to hear the story of Marcus Daly, who was inspired by the Pope's casket to turn from building boats to making coffins.  He appeared on EWTN's The Journey Home, a program featuring the stories of Catholic converts.

Marcus Daly's web site is Marian Caskets.