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Crossing myself

[Published in the Broad Street Review, 21 Jul 2013, under the title On crossing myself.] “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen,” I began. Half the people at dinner—the Protestants—stole glances side to side. The other half made the...

Clint Eastwood and Lutherans

Just saw Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood’s movie about a Korean vet / retired auto-worker / extremely lapsed Catholic / bigot who grudgingly comes to care for his Asian neighbors. Funniest line. The wise-cracking girl next door answers one of his sneers, as to why...