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Delightfully OT – Philly Opera Company: A(nother) Random Act of Culture

21 November 2010 Comments off

H/T:  Better Oyster

Categories: Appetizers, Art, Worship

Elder the Younger

16 November 2010 1 comment

This has been quite a year. 

Mid-year,  Read more…

Solid Rock Church unveils ‘Interception’ version of “Touchdown”

2 November 2010 Comments off

From here

For the uninitiated, Solid Rock Church’s famous statue (a.k.a., “Touchdown” followed by the name of the Second Member of the Holy Trinity) burned down several months ago.  This statue was visible off of I-75, between Dayton and Cincinnati.  Read more…

Categories: Appetizers, Art

An Interesting (and not-slightly-off-topic this time) Article Regarding NALC (Lutheran breakaway denom)

1 September 2010 Comments off

Private Health Insurance and Health Care Reform, by Michael Bertaut

29 March 2010 1 comment

[Elder’s Note:  Mr. Bertaut and I are fellow commenters on StandFirm.  He is a senior healthcare intelligence analyst for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, and has been offering fascinating insights of late, on Obamacare.  Though not directly related to the demise of DSO, I thought the subject to be tangentially important as it relates to families, and also because Bp. Breidenthal did sign this document.  Accordingly, I have asked Mr. Bertaut to write a bit on this for The Oysters and he has agreed. 

I hope that Mr. Bertaut’s analysis will be helpful to the readers of this blog, and I offer to him my profound thanks for taking the time to write this thoughtful article. ]

The United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates the Health Insurance Coverage status of 305 million people living in America as the following (as of December 2008):

During the period when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was being considered, Read more…

DWM: This is the way the cathedral ends, not with a bang, and not with a whimper, but perhaps with a touch of ambivalence

16 March 2010 2 comments

 I have on occasion traveled to and from West Michigan.  Over the last couple of years, I have noticed the Episcopal ‘castle’ at the junction of US Route-131 and I-94, just outside of Kalamazoo, has changed somewhat.  Gone is the obligatory, “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!” sign, and Read more…

San Diego Anglicans: “Because Thou Art An Oyster Man”

13 March 2010 Comments off

[Hat-Tip:  Grandmother]

… because, Read more…