Posts Tagged ‘Slog’

PATransit Tuesdays: Poetry

The Stranger’s Slog has an awesome feature that publishes each night called Midnight Bus Poetry.  As it seems, each one is a poem about their transit system.  Last night’s entry I think was a really good one (although truth be told, when it comes to poetry, to me, it’s like photography, I don’t really get it all the time, although I think I have a better appreciation of poetry).

Although, I do have to say, from my experience, the express bus that I ride into town for work every day, the people on it are very kind, and there is always some sort of conversation going on.  While the majority of us know each other in the “familiar stranger” sort of way, there really are people who have become friends.

I”m half tempted to send in some poetry for their column, or see if any can be collected here!

The irony of course, is that today’s column falls on one of those days that I had to drive to work becasue of a late meeting.

Catholic Service to right wrongs

I’ve never quite heard of this before, but Bishop Zubik is going to have a special service for anyone who has been wronged by the Catholic Church.

There will be nothing expected of you but your willingness to pray with me. No one will bother you

I think it’s a neat idea, although it is sad that such a thing needs to exists.  I sincerely hope that no one is bothered, and even if I did feel like I was wronged in the past, as much as I think this could provide some closure, I imagine it would be hard for anyone to attend.

Truth be told, I don’t know much about Zubik, I did not care for Bishop Wuerhl (I’m also probably spelling his name incorrectly, sorry about that), but so far Zubik seems on par with what I suppose I’ve come to expect from the Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh (if such an archetype exists in my head).

I’ve been reading Slog lately, the blog of Seattle’s The Stranger, and a few days ago, it erupted with a news story about a girl and her mother being excommunicated in South America.  The whole story is tragic on many, many levels, so it’s nice to counterpoint it with this outreach.  Here’s hoping.

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