Tag Archives: U2

On the Beach Boys… the Beatles… Bono and his band

The Beach Boys… the Beatles… and Bono. For a few days this week I was close enough to the Pacific Ocean to bike along the beach. Watching the sunrise, the quiet of the morning, a travel mug with Earl Grey … more »

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Who Are We, Anyway?

“What are the Japanese peasants looking for in me? These people who live and work and die like beasts find for the first time in our teaching a path in which they can cast away the fetters that bind them…. … more »

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St. Patrick, U2, and the Songs We Sing

Slane. As a boy, sometimes I would make my way through a Sunday morning looking at the tunes of songs to be sung, imagining pilgrims of earlier days naming their music, remembering their adventures and troubles, their own hopes and … more »

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Ash Wednesday, and a Longing for Grace

For a thousand reasons, very near to my heart, I find myself awakening to the poetry of U2’s “Grace.” Perhaps it is that today is Ash Wednesday, beginning days and weeks of repentant remembering the truest truths about me– in … more »

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