Happy Birthday to Us

Korrektiv turns 4 today. (Not 5 as previously reported. Unless you count the “lost year”.)


  1. almostgotit says

    Okay, I already said happy birthday like a million times but this photo is killing me (hack, hack, hack) so with what last breath I have, I’ll say it again.

    You know — (**tangent alert**) — one thing I have noticed about all you Catholics is this tendency to smoke cigarettes. They make great props to wave around while propounding on some obscure point of theology, I guess… 🙂

  2. Not all Catholics smoke. In fact I can promise you that my blog is a totally smoke-free zone.

    mrangelmeg and I live in a county which has a very restrictive smoking ban for eating establishments. It always bothers us when we leave our county and eat in other places where there are actual smoking sections. Yuck!

    Oh, Happy Birthday guys. Keep up the good work.

    You keep writing and I will keep reading.

  3. it's only been four years?!

    congrats & happy birthday, anyway!

  4. The Ironic Catholic says

    Happy Birthday…
    Children are dying…
    People are starving…
    It’s your birthday…

    (We sing that in the Catholic Worker community I belong to. Think simple minor chant. Dark sense of humor there, yah.)

  5. almostgotit says

    I had an English teacher in high school that serenaded us thus:

    Happy Birthday.
    Happy Birthday.
    Gloom and misery fill the air
    People dying everywhere
    Happy Birthday.

    (he also told the girls — we should have sued, but didn’t know to back then — “I would give you a birthday kiss, but then the rest of your life would be an anti-climax.”)

  6. Rufus McCain says

    I have an image in my head of my favorite priest, Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP, standing outside of Blessed Sacrament in Seattle, dressed in his Dominican habit, having a smoke before mass.

    Maybe it’s a smells-and-bells thing. Maybe the nicotene helps the mind negotiate some the sharp corners of Catholic theology.

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