Welcome to a new feature– this blogger’s Chartreuse-fueled musings. Just as Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan while under the influence of opium, so I decided to write after a well-earned glass of Chartreuse.

After driving 8 hours for 7 minutes of work, I am tired. So I was pleased to get an email from provocateur Methodist Jim asking the eternal question, “What is the opposite of the beginning of open persecution of Catholics?” He thinks the answer is here. I think it is all an elaborate ruse designed to fool Methodists. Ha!

Next, I am truly gratified to see that not only is St. Guy defending me in the comboxes, but that he is exhibiting about twenty more IQ points than me in doing so. I don’t know if you’re right, St. Guy, but it sounds good. A bottle of Chartreuse is yours for the claiming.

This story has me hoping that can’t-look-away-critic cdg isn’t on any state’s Division of Family Services payroll, or else Catholic parents would have much to fear.

A friend emailed to say that she took in her first TLM on Sunday, and liked it. Cool.

More friends are coming in town in a couple of weeks, also cool.

I was about to wax poetical on the blessings of a wonderful family when my life partner Sharon asked me what I was posting. I said, “It’s called ‘Chartreusings’.”

She replied, “So you’re toasted.”

Sub tuum praesidium…