Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Their official names are Padre Serra and Padre Pio. Since I want them to experience freedom and the outdoors, and they are gonna be wandering cats, I thought I would name the orange one after the great wanderer who walked up and down the California coast establishing the Missions! As for Pio, last weekend I saw this movie called " Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth". It was REALLY good if you don't mind subtitles and provided a great saintly name for my new cat!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bertrand Russell

I rented a movie last night called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed". I had actually forgotton what it was about, but I knew I had wanted to see it for sometime. It is a documentary about how schools and universities across the nation are no longer teaching Intellligent Design as an alternative to Darwanism. Ben Stein (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) uncovers plots of teachers and scientists being dismissed and shunned outrightly by their colleagues if they merely mention that Intelligent Design might be a possiblity, along with being fired or denied tenure. This movie was really refreshing and informative compared to most of the crap out there! But the punchline came at the end of the movie for me... and I was pleased once again that I could find it on Youtube! I love Youtube! I know this was way more than a coincidence that I rented this movie on this night! As I said in my post yesterday evening, I had found that video on David Wilcox a couple of weeks ago... I was really curious as to what philosopher David was referring to... I even googled it but found nothing... Like I said yesterday, the mystery was solved with my Peter Kreeft CD! Here is the final 6 minutes of the movie last night:

What are the chances? I have never even heard of Bertrand Russell in my life! Jerome was watching this with me, and as soon as I heard his name mentioned, I told him I had just did a blog post about this guy right before he came over! This was the climax of the whole movie! The whole context of all this was way too coincidental to be accidental. I have been feeling a lack of encouragement lately and have been praying for more inspiration... even yesterday morning. The beginning of the Peter Kreeft talk was about seeking God with all your heart (Deuteronomy 4:29 ) and those that do this and find are reasonable AND happy. Last night before I went to bed, I REALLY felt God talking to me in a profound way saying... "See! You seek, you find, and I make you happy!"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vow of Silence

I've been listening to these CDs put out by Lighthouse Catholic Media. They started a program at my church, and they are now selling them for 3 bucks! Anyway, this is a portion of one I bought and listened to today! I was happy part of it was on Youtube! I was also happy that he quoted Blaise Pascal. I have been reading more of his writings online lately. The picture that goes with the audio is perfect because this is my favorite place in the world! Right there in that shot! I've been to this place twice and both times it was a surreal experience to be sitting there in this square where Peter was executed! I think it's the most beautiful city in the world!

A couple of weeks ago I found this video ( I know too much youtubing!) of David Wilcox, ( just about my favorite artist to see in concert) explaining one of his songs called "Vow of Silence" off of his new album. The song took on a whole new meaning to me when I heard it explained. Now I think it is really beautiful. I wish the audio was alittle better though! I am assuming that he is talking about the same Philosopher that Peter Kreeft is talking about here... Bertrand Russell. Peter Kreeft's answer to this problem rings forth so much truth, as does the guitar's answer! If anyone is interested in listening to Peter Kreeft's whole CD, just ask... It's worth listening to.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Here are some pictures of the kittens that I took today! I babysat them last night and today. Tahoe was really curious. I let him look at them in the bathtub. We tried to practice being gentle with some freshly picked roses in a vase that I held up to his face... I told him to be nice, and he bit them and smashed them with his nose. I decided the kittens were too young to practice such things on... Maybe in another week or so!
This is my baby cat! Stay tuned 'cause I'm workin' on a name...

Here is his brother... He has a name, but I'm not sure how to spell it.

This is Chewy. You can't tell by the pic, but he is enormous compared to the others!

They pretty much eat, sleep and poop.

They spend most of the time in their huddle like this... They really are adorable!