Red over Red

Red over Red

Monday, December 17, 2012

This You Gotta See...

Okay, maybe not this... I am trying to get my books read by a better sort than those who might normally pick them up. At the St. Benedict Abbey in Massachusetts on retreat with my family. Had a wonderful time there. Here I'm giving a copy of Fire and Sword to Brother Joachim or, as the kids called him, BroJo. I am, as I mentioned before, working on a novel about Vikings and I often had an overwhelming urge to sack the place, but I resisted. I guess I'm looking a little Viking-like in this picture. And actually, I notice Brother Joachim is not looking entirely comfortable standing next to me...

Which makes a nice segue into what I really wanted to share, by far the funniest and most clever thing I have seen in a long time. How the Nativity come down today. This is very funny.

And a Merry Christmas, or whatever you may celebrate, to all!


  1. What a cool place to visit.

    I clicked on the photo to check out those bookshelves and saw one section labelled Mariology. For a second I thought it said Marinology, like perhaps the study of nautical novels, and I thought, this place is for me!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Vikings, huh. Well, all the best with that, and make sure you do some plundering, for research's sake. Hope all is well in Maine, with you and yours. I am plugging along, and trying not to ask too many existential questions. Take care. Eric