Saint John’s magnificent new retirement home

Saint John’s magnificent new retirement home

“This old baptismal font isn’t working well for us anymore.” Once again, I found myself at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Spokane Washington, “making marble great again,” as Father Connall jokingly proclaimed. As major...
Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine

Rage against the machine. These are crazy times indeed. Like everyone, Covid-19 has affected our business in profound ways. Luckily, construction has remained relatively steady, and aside from the mandatory shutdowns for the public side of our company, we were still...
And the winner is…

And the winner is…

***Disclaimer***   This is a totally self-congratulating, apparently I did something good so indulge me kind of story, and may contain an expletive or two. Continue at your own risk.     I struggled whether or not I would write about this, but...
Incredible India

Incredible India

“Under the gaze of the angels, a spectacle like he’s never seen. Spinning lights and faces, demon music and gypsy queens.” -N. Peart, from “Carnies”   “Life will be so boring when I get home” I thought to myself after spending nearly a month immersed in the...
One thing leads to another

One thing leads to another

There was a story on the news a while back about some guy taking a baseball bat to Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Spokane. The perpetrator singled out a hundred year old Italian bas-relief carving of the Last Supper, making the historic work of marble his...