Category: Tradition

  • The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

    The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

    In the news recently is a group of Longhorns student-athletes who, among other things, have asked The University of Texas at Austin to stop singing The Eyes of Texas. The Eyes of Texas is rooted as satire making fun of then-University President Prather who used the phrase “The eyes of Texas are upon you” in…

  • Happy Annunciation!

    Happy Annunciation!

    Why is the Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrated 15 days late this year?

  • The Bartender That Knows Everyone’s Name

    The Bartender That Knows Everyone’s Name

    Murf’s “favors” sometimes register as tough love, especially when he’s trying to protect students from recklessness. “When kids come in on their 21st birthdays asking for shots, I don’t do it. I’ll make them a drink, but I won’t pour them shots.” In Murf’s view, shots are for “getting stupid,” and he won’t allow Notre…

  • Who Owns the Dead?

    Who Owns the Dead?

    Would I want a death doula? Hmm.

  • Epiphany

    Our problem is we always spend Christmas with extended family. We may travel to Houston/El Paso/Wichita Falls, we may have two to 14 people (and a dog!) come stay with us. We might be in Austin alone (doubtful). We want to create a stable, family tradition, but it’s hard when the expectation is to either…

  • The Twenty-fifth Day of December

    The Twenty-fifth day of December when ages beyond number had run their course from the creation of the world, when God in the beginning created heaven and earth, and formed man in his own likeness; when century upon century had passed since the Almighty set his bow in the clouds after the Great Flood, as…