Author Archive: Howard Duncan
Howard Lee Duncan is a senior citizen widower in his 8th decade of life (70s) who was married for 36 years to his only wife Jill. He lives on 40 acres of the Great Basin Desert in an owner built solar powered home. He has three children who have left the nest and are now too far away. After an Episcopalian childhood, his teen years brought on the disease of agnosticism with occasional bouts of atheism. He entered the Church in 2010 and says he has felt at home ever since.
His working life included Forest Fire Truck Driver, Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa building schools, Motion Picture Cameraman in industrial films and while in the U.S. Army, production assistant to a Producer in Hollywood, Professional Still Photographer, Photo Lab Technician, Postal Service Letter Carrier, Computer Systems Analyst in business and government, Computer Consulting, Owner of an Internet business, Web site creation.
His educational background is mostly self directed reading and experiential but does include; A graduate of the London School of Film Technique, London, England, AA degree in Business Data Processing with an additional course in accounting, Seminars and technical classes.
He now spends his days in local parish church work and Right to Life groups, Internet conversations with new friends and old enemies of the Church.
A while back I was, as was my habit, reading a popular blog and the comments about the current post there. The usual religious skeptics were there and they always capture my attention. One person in particular caused lots of reaction with this comment: If I said to you that I have an invisible rabbit […]
In our rush-to-be-fed-and-entertained modern life (so we will feel pleasure as we bloat) how often are you going to read a story or be shown a story on T.V. about religious contemplatives? A superficial view of this life will make comparisons with secular life – the secular being the standard of comparison of course. If […]
I was just standing there looking into the foyer of the Cathedral to see if the door opened as a man pulled the handle. It was almost midday in midweek and I wasn’t sure if it would be open. The door opened. Do I really want to finish the last of my Starbucks tall Pike Place brew […]
I am 72 years old and wish I could, right now, be with those wonderful young people in Rio for the 28th World Youth Day. I have to stop and think, because I sometimes call them “kids” when I am not paying attention, sometimes when I am talking to them. I always regret saying that […]
A confident-appearing older man looking at the interviewer beside the camera says: “I envy the little old lady who sits in front of the T.V. and believes, holds her hand up to the screen and says Amen. Yes, I believe she is going to get to heaven, and believes in the hereafter. Yes, I very […]
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has made a fool of herself again in public but just in time, she gives relevance to this article that I have been working on. Do those politicians really have any idea what they are talking about? They claim that their Catholicism is firm, but find it inappropriate to “impose” it on others. They […]
A new first Saturday, in a new month, in a new year. Just this last January, I joined a prayer group that meets the first Saturday of each month at probably the most outwardly angry abortion business in the country in Reno, Nevada. I haven’t been to other places like this, but the pictures I […]
THE FRIEND I have a friend and I am not sure, but I think she is a little younger than I am now. I won’t pursue this too much except to say that both of us have matured. She was injured in an automobile accident years ago and suffers from pain resulting from that accident, […]