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Redesign in Progress…

I popped open the hatch to try to make some minor adjustments to the WordPress theme I was using, and well, one thing lead to another. The old theme looked good but didn’t quite suit my simple needs. With an itch to tinker, I might as well scrap the whole thing and start fresh.

New Blog Software

For seven years, Movable Type has served me well as the software of choice for blogging my CowPi Journal. I started with version 1.something up to the latest 4.something. I went through all their growing pains, from a free application, to paid, back to free/paid versions, from simple comments and trackbacks to multiblogs and tags. […]

The Journal is Back

After considerable mulling over, I have decided to bring back the old CowPi Journal. (I hope to write about the reasons later.) All of the post from my You journal have been merged into this one. (Links should redirect here too.) Lots of work still needs to be done. I haven’t yet decided on the design […]

See Ya

No one’s home here. See you over at You, a prayerful conversation by an iHermit.

To Enter the Desert as an iHermit

The old CowPi Journal is just shy of 800 entries, and I don’t have that much more to say in this format at this time and place. My energy has been elsewhere. The Quote of the Day will continue through the beginning of December and then it will be done at 1007 quotes (with only […]

Catholic Carnival #86

Our focus moves from the inward to the outward as we mingle through this week’s carnival. Barbara at SFO Mom writes about a child’s honest and simple expression leads to a reflection on Trust Me. In Tangible Faith, Penitens at A Penitent Blogger reflects on an important aspect of our faith. In Faith and Life, […]

Catholic Carnival #83

As we mingle through this week’s carnival, our focus will move from the outward to the inward. When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos. (St. Thomas More) Eric at Ales Rarus writes about some startling bad statements regarding the scientific […]

The Catechism Blog

There is a new group weblog starting up called the Catholic Catechism Dialogue Blog. The purpose of this weblog is to open a forum for reflection and discussion on the CCC by a group of Catholic contributing writers, of which I am fortunate to be a member. The plan is to read through the Catechism […]

Catholic Carnival #73

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay Rolled off of their ship, and here’s what they had to say “We’re callin’ everyone to ride along to another shore We can laugh our lives away and be free once more” But no one heard them callin’, no one came at all ‘Cause they were […]

Four Questions

Here is a meme that St. Ignatius of Loyola started. In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius wrote that four questions must be asked of any leader that one chooses to follow. The same is true of Jesus Christ. 1. Who is Jesus for me? He is “the way, the truth, and the life”, the source of […]

Bible Meme

I do not do many memes, but I like this one found at Happy Catholic. 1. Who is your favorite Biblical personage, other than Jesus? It is hard to narrow down to one person. Near the top of the list are Jacob (don’t think he would be considered a saint by the church’s standards today […]


I’m trying an experiment that will be available only on the main page of this weblog. At the bottom of the sidebar, I have added a section called “Bookmarks”. This is a collection of links to other places on the internet that I feel that are worth noting. I am hoping to focus on other […]

Meme in Honor of the Trinity

I’ve been tagged by Crystal. I normally do not do these meme things, but since it was Crystal… 🙂 Here’s the meme in honor of the Holy Trinity and the start of a new liturgical year: 1. Write three things that we’re grateful to God for in this past liturgical year. For my wife, family, […]


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A Fresh Cow Pi

The old CowPi v3.0 Older CowPi v2.0 Original CowPi v1.0 The latest version of CowPi has reverted to a minimalist design employing plenty of white space. I miss the color a little, and the sunset image at the top a lot, but they don’t quite fit in with the new look. The sidebar has been […]

To Touch the Rain

Desolation never comes from God. — St. Ignatius of Loyola If it did, we would just be puppets. And where would our free will be then? St. Ignatius advised not to make any changes in the middle of a period of desolation. Well, I should follow that advice, but I am not. I’m scrapping large […]

Catholic Carnival #11

Happy New Year to all! Welcome to this week’s Catholic Carnival, a baker’s dozen of submitted writings from Catholic weblogs. In no particular order: The Night Litany by Lane at The Blog from the Core: Intercessory prayers for all kinds of people, considered in different ways, especially for use at night. Lord, have mercy on […]

Hosting Catholic Carnival

This week’s Catholic Carnival will be hosted here at CowPi Journal. Last week’s was at Living Catholicism. To enter is simple. First, write a post on your weblog from a Catholic Christian point of view. Second, do the following: EMAIL Mark at  mister.woo[at]gmail.com PLEASE put “Catholic Carnival” in the Subject (or the spam filter might […]

Christian Carnival XLV

Welcome to this week’s Christian Carnival (#45), an eclectic collection of submitted writings from Christian weblogs. The following 37 articles are loosely organized around the idea that there are three dimensions to spirituality: vertical, horizontal or outward, and inward. Each of these dimensions are illustrated in the following quote: In the evening of our life, […]

Hosting Christian Carnival

This week’s Christian Carnival will be hosted here at CowPi Journal. Last week’s was at ChristWeb. To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are political (or otherwise) in nature, as long as it is from a Christian point of view. Second, please […]

New Colors

Time for some new colors for the ol’ weblog…

I’ve Been Spammed

I wish it was all a bad take on the classic Monty Python skit—Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am…

Some Memes

A BOOK you own that none of your friends do: Raids on the Unspeakable by Thomas Merton A CD you own that none of your friends do: Paul McCartney’s Wings Over America A DVD/VHS tape you own that none of your friends do: Mr. Bean - The Whole Bean (Our family’s hero. We even have […]

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