The Prodigal Altar Boy

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

T-73 Days to Go 6 November 2012 Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

T-73 Days to Go
6 November 2012
Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

Goal:  2 hours per day working on the film
·     Emailed Cine Salon link to two people from the TQ mailing list
·     Added email contacts to TQ email list
·     Emailed Cine Salon cut to email fan
Total time:  2 hours

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
·     Warm-up with Roland-Ready Stratocaster
·     “Jazz Guitar Power Soloing”
·     “Pat Metheny Practice Etudes”
·     “Dies Irae” – 50X
Total time:  60 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day Body Opus Week 11
Weight Training

Super Set
Exericise 1 Dumbbell Incline Bench press - 2X40lbs 8 sets
Exercise 2 Dumbbell Row on incline bench - 2X40lbs 8 sets

Seated Military Dumbbell press - 2X40lbs 8X8
Roc-It Bicep Curl - 70lbs 8X8
Tricep Pressdown - 40lbs 8X8
Total time:  35 minutes

Goal:  30 Minutes “Tangential Endeavors”
“Capturing Reality” – DVD
Total time:  90 minutes

We’ve Got Some TQ-Like Trouble Right Here in Charm City

Yes, it starts with a “T” and it rhymes with “V”, and that’s “video.”  It seems Rev. Richard T. Lawrence delivered a homily supporting Maryland’s Question 6, a ballot referendum for same-sex marriage.  In addition to delivering the homily, it seems a video of said homily was on the parish’s web site.  Two days later, the video was gone and soon after that, the pastor was reading a letter from the Archbishop urging the congregation to vote against Question 6.

So boys and girls, what could Rev. Lawrence learn from TQ? 

It’s a trick question.  I think Rev. Lawrence has TQ’s knack for getting in a jam down pat.  My only regret is how video inhibits the formation of legend.  There is no video of TQ’s controversial homilies, and very little audio survives.  As a result, the homilies, reinterpreted through parishioners, took on a life of their own, with no video, audio or transcripts to get in the way.  That is why the legend of TQ snatching rosaries out of the hands of parishioners survives (and thrives) to this day.  TQ insists he never did that, but the rumor lives on.