When the radical priest/come to get me released

I’ve always found it interesting that the Simon and Garfunkel reference to Daniel Berrigan (in Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard) is about Berrigan bailing the boys out of jail. Seems like it should be the other way around, right? Anyway, let it be known that if the powers-that-be would allow it (TOJ, I love you), I would turn this blog into a space for nothing more than Daniel Berrigan updates. Who is your favorite absurdist hero? These are your options: Harpo and... Read More

Peter Maurin and Daniel Berrigan’s ‘Bad Birthday Bash’ (We just wanted the band to play our favorite song)

First of all, only the most malevolent of creatures dislike The Vandals. My deepest gratitude is extended to those witty punkers for writing two songs I scream along with every May 9th (“Bad Birthday Bash” and “Happy Birthday to Me”). Second, my humblest apologies for being born on the same day as Peter Maurin and Daniel Berrigan. I’m inspired, and embarrassed, by that fact. Those guys make people like Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, and Zack... Read More

School of Americas Protest (“But I have to go to AAR and present a paper on justice, instead.”)

I have to be honest, you’re not getting the post I had originally written. The fifteen hundred word diatribe, connected to the rather snarky title, was shot down by my fiancee. Her response of, “Do you really want to drive away your last eight friends?” made me reconsider the content. Thank the Norse gods for smart gals. (However, if you’re interested in it, just email me and I’ll send it to you–unless, you’re one of my last eight friends.... Read More