Tag Archives: Easter

Peep Wrangler

For all my talk about Marshmallow Peeps brûlée, you would think that I eat them all the time. In reality, I made them for only the second time tonight. They were just as good as the first time, which was four … Continue reading

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Jelly Bean Dip

When our kids were young, my wife began an Easter tradition of photographing them dumping jelly beans from plastic eggs into their baskets. Even though the kids are grown, she and I continued the tradition with each other. This morning … Continue reading

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Banished the Darkness

The Exsultet is a beautiful prayer that is sung near the beginning of the Easter Vigil. It’s also a very difficult piece to sing. My wife and I were impressed when Frank Jr. told us that he had been asked … Continue reading

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Shamrock Sham

The endcap display of Valentine candy positioned next to the shelves of Easter candy made me wonder. Where do they keep the St. Patrick’s Day candy? I didn’t really expect to find any St. Patrick’s Day candy in the supermarket, but … Continue reading

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Peep Cheeks

There’s something inherently funny about stuffing Marshmallow Peeps in your mouth. I did it as a radio bit during my on-air audition in Knoxville eleven years ago and again a few times after that. There’s an improv game called Marshmallow … Continue reading

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My Butter’s Keeper

Apparently the Easter Bunny is happy that Trader Joe’s opened a store in Knoxville. My wife and I each got TJ treats in our shared Easter basket. My wife received Almond Bark Thins and Rosemary Marcona Almonds. I was happy to … Continue reading

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Eggs Tradition Treaty

On the way home from an Easter brunch at the home of some friends, my wife and I started talking about our own family traditions for the holiday. Each year, we would take pictures of the kids as they opened … Continue reading

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When Necessary, Use Words

Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Richard Stika took time from their Holy Week activities to record a thirty-minute public affairs interview with me on Wednesday. The program aired early this morning on the Journal Broadcast Group radio stations in Knoxville. … Continue reading

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Three Part Harmony

The Easter Triduum is a single celebration, spread out over three days. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper takes place on the evening of Holy Thursday. It is followed by Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion. The Triduum culminates with … Continue reading

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Let All Creation Bend the Knee

One of the songs in the Good Friday service at All Saints Catholic Church was so beautiful I didn’t want it to end. During the traditional veneration of the cross, the full choir was joined by a violinist who evoked … Continue reading

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Go Peep

The winning entry in this year’s Washington Post Peeps diorama contest is very clever. The Peeps are having a funeral for their friend, the Twinkie. Other Hostess cakes are buried in the churchyard outside. While the Post displays Peeps as … Continue reading

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Recipeeps

One of the best things about this time of year is the anticipation of Marshmallow Peeps for Easter. This morning, one of my Twitter followers sent me a link to a great Buzzfeed post full of Peeps recipes. The official … Continue reading

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Little Pole Peeps®

If a Marshmallow Peeps® Rainbow Pop was a diorama, it would be a horrific scene of impalement. I got one of the Pops in the Easter basket my wife and I shared. The yellow, green, pink and blue chicks are … Continue reading

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This Is the Night

The Easter Proclamation, or Exultet, is ideally to be sung by a deacon. If not a deacon, then a priest or cantor sings the difficult piece at the start of the Easter Vigil. The plan at All Saints Church was … Continue reading

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