Monday, May 09, 2005

Book Nook

My afternoon readings consist of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the essays of Ruskin, and the Holy Scriptures. My rusty knowledge of Middle English keeps me from reading Chaucer at a healthy pace.

Ruskin keeps my mind spinning, and I must admit that I've drifted off to sleep several times while reading his writings on "The Pathetic Fallacy." I'm not going to pretend that Ruskin is easy--not even close. It takes a lot of work to read Ruskin! Whereas most literature requires a sharp steak knife, Ruskin requires a pickaxe. He makes my mind dizzy at times. It's like drinking a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor.

Now, I need to prepare for Mass.

12 Comments:

Blogger Nimbus said...

You should get all blinged up with medallions for mass. If you're going to mingle with the great unwashed you should get to do it in style.

5/09/2005 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Teddy Ruxpin was an author!

5/09/2005 6:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I know you've got a good handle on the Holy Scriptures, and I'm sure you find both meaning and humor from the Canterbury Tales. I love those stories, but they are a little harder to get through than, let's say, the Secret Garden. As for Ruskin...over my head, sorry.

5/09/2005 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Esther said...

You should read "Angels and Demons." It takes place in and around Vatican City, and you could moonlight taking tourists around on the Dan Brown tour of the Holy City. Of course, all tours would conclude in the gift shop, where there'd be Pope Soap On a Rope and Pope Pez heads available for purchase.

5/09/2005 7:30 PM  
Blogger sidcruise said...

I need to know one thing did you have any one to one meeting with Higher Being, Does God converse with you...

Please let me know....

Also can you predict the future??

5/09/2005 7:35 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

Wow, Pope Joey, I had no idea you were so deep! Perhaps you should try Harry Potter.

5/09/2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger dAAve said...

I used to drink Schlitz Malt Liquor. Great stuff. But they only had 24oz. cans.

5/10/2005 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5/10/2005 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Poe might want to think about taking anonymous posts. Except from me of course.

5/10/2005 12:46 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I cannot believe that anonymous would call your holiness an "ass hole." Outrageous.

Of course, you'll forgive him/her because you're so holy. Really, you should have a serious talk with God about this person.

5/10/2005 1:57 AM  
Blogger dAAve said...

Anonymous, by it's very nature, cannot be a him/her.

Can't be a him because IT doesn't have the balls to be identified. Can't be a her because IT doesn't have balls anyway.

Anonymous must be an IT.

5/10/2005 4:06 AM  
Blogger Pope Benedict XVI said...

I can't imagine a good Catholic speaking those words.

5/10/2005 5:58 AM  

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