A truly classic song by a great group: Spirit of Radio by Rush is our Friday traditio.
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
The very first live concert I went to was Rush. I saw them in Salt Lake City at the old Salt Palace in 1982 on their Signals tour. It was life-altering. It is one of those events that I recall vividly. I can't believe that I have not posted a Rush song before. A song about radio and radio frequencies seems appropriate on this date of television digital conversion, with radio conversion to digital signals well underway. The fact is that my children will never understand how much radio meant to me.
I should probably post something more romantic for my 16th wedding anniversary. One of our favorite movies, which came out the year after we were married, is So I Married An Axe Murderer. In the film, the main character, Charlie, played by Mike Myers, goes to an anniversary party for his parents. In his speech, Charlie's dad, also played by Mike Myers, gives a speech. Here's my version:
Sixteen years ago, Holly and I said "I do" and we haven't agreed on one thing since.
Of course, this is not true, as we have agreed on plenty, but for those of us who are married, we catch the meaning.
Today also puts me in mind of the remarkable priest and our friend who witnessed our vows and celebrated our wedding Mass, Fr. Thomas Kraft, OP. As readers know, Fr. Tom passed earlier this year after a long, courageous and (dare I say?) inspiring and faith-filled battle with cancer. Cancer did not defeat him because Christ has overcome death! I cannot thank God enough that I had the chance to see him one last time when I visited Seattle last fall. It is Christ Jesus in whom Fr. Tom totally and completely trusted. On the day we learned of his death, with tears in her eyes, my lovely wife said: "There's another saint in heaven." So, on this our wedding anniversary:
Fr. Tom- ora pro nobis