Returning Home

Then it says, ‘I will return to my home from which I came.’ But upon returning, it finds it empty, swept clean, and put in order. - Mt 12:44 Hello again. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing here. Even moreso, I'm not sure what you're doing here. How did I get back here? Well I was cleaning up some programs on my computer, and I found an old bookmarks file from Firefox. So I clicked on it, and after 10 minutes of updates that needed to be processed, I found a time capsule from about 10 years ago of all the things I was into. This being one of them. I clicked the link, but my domain had expired and died. I couldn't even see any of the old posts I had written. Diving deeper, because, I wanted to see how awful these old posts were, I fixed the issues of the domain, and layout which had broken as well. So long story short, the blog is a functional being again. Will I ever use it? That's an interesting question. I have been helping a friend of mine with his short


I have some big news...well...for me, and this blog it is, I guess...but if you're visiting this page, you might be interested. However, it's not ready to announce yet, and I'm not going to build it up like "big news" like MLS usually does. So, This post really doesn't say much, but just know, some new things are going to happen here.  Stay tuned...

On The Merger

You may have heard by now that the 3 (4 if you count the Colonials), are merging into one mega super duper awesome supporter group. #OneGroup There are many reasons that have been given for the merger and many that seem like this would be a great idea. However, I stand against this merger. You might be saying, wait, you're a contrarian to everything so why is this news? Well, here's why I think it's a bad idea. People are different. The people that represent the current Class VI and Pid Army and BSG are just different types of people. This is not to say that people can't put their differences aside and work together, but when it comes to identifying yourself and/or representing a group, there will be plenty of issues that arise from trying to blanket a diverse group of people within one. These conflicts will not bode well for the long term viability of this mega group. We don't have to all be the same. It's ok to be different. It's ok to have differe

A New Season

Welcome to 2013. The shirts are (mostly) the same, the team name is the same, but there are quite a few changes we're in for this season. Oscar Pareja begins his second season as manager and along with Paul Bravo has put a youthful crew together for this voyage. Where this boat sails, we'll have months to figure out together. We got our first glimpse of what that could look like as the Rapids faced Portland in Tuscon, AZ in the opening game of this season's Dessert Friendlies. In the first half we got to see a line up that most likely will be rather similar to what we'll see opening day. Brian Mullan made a first half appearance at right back and played pretty well in the limited minutes. I look forward to seeing Mullan on the field wherever he is. He is a true professional. The only slightly depressing thing to come out of the first half was that the key to this whole season, to the offense, the engine that makes this offense run, Martin Rivero left with an apparen

Running Tunes

Usually when I'm running I listen to a spoken version of the rosary. I say usually because I just started to pick up "running" about 3 weeks ago. (I'm doing the C25K program, if you care). This morning, however, I decided to listen to some old podcasts of Father Larry Richards homilies. Wow, was I in for a flooring. Father Larry was teaching on Corpus Christi and may have well been just talking straight to me. "The most important thing in this word, in this life is the Eucharist, are you living your life to do everything you can to receive Him?" Wow. I just hadn't thought of it that way. I'm going to listen that one again, just so it sets in more.

Video: Yes to You

This video swarmed through the Catholic blogosphere yesterday but I thought I would share it and add another voice to the choir of how awesome this is. I have a few friends and acquaintances with same-sex attraction and that also identify themselves as Catholic. We've had those tough discussions where they've expressed that they don't feel like they're welcome in the Church. During those conversations I've struggled searching for the words to try to explain this very subject, that the Church is says no to same-sex marriage but not to you. Father Pontifex does so much more eloquently. I hope that those friends (and anyone else in that situation) find this video helpful, and that any sorrow that has come to them by the perception that the Church hates them would be lifted.

Putting the G and C in GCS

I have decided to re-dedicate myself to this blog. I think I have said that before, but this time I mean it. (insert snicker here). I also plan on making this blog more about me and focused on more about issues that I want to talk about. That includes things like Catholic issues, politics, family life, etc. In short, I plan on putting the God and Country into God, Country, Soccer. Thanks!