Keeping Secrets

Everyone does it.

Nations do it. Hell, they not only keep secrets about their enemies, they keep secrets about their own citizens.


It is another of my convoluted beliefs that if you have absolutely NO secrets, you have lived a pretty boring life.

As long as membership into a seminary includes being a human being, there are even priests with secrets.


There used to be a sense of inner sanctum when thinking about all religions. They were all separate and each had their own secrets. But they all seemed, for lack of a better word, normal.

A part of Life as We Know it,

Then they were not.

Jim and Tammy Bakker weren’t.

Jimmy Swaggart wasn’t.

Relax, they’re human.

Religion, ALL religions lost their mystique and sense of deity as the bowels of their crimes emptied for all the world to see.

No more shuffling the deck by assigning pedophile priests to different parishes, only to further spread their sickness and destruction of young lives.

No more Church officials (priests) outright breaking Commandments left and right as they lie their asses off in a transparently desperate attempt to protect their tarnished practices.

I thought that was a sin.

My Mom had a 100% tried and true method for detecting any possible “secrets” I might be hiding.

“Look into my eyes,” she would say.

“I can tell if you’re lying,” she continued.

I believed her.

That was all that mattered.

Religion is just like any other belief. Malleable to the point of infinite elasticity, ultimately resembling nothing of what the religion’s originators intended.

And who are “the originators” anyway?


What a heavy convo for a beautiful seventy-degree Labor Day in southern Ohio.

We are having trouble getting to services while we are still holed up in a hotel with Bruiser and Murphy.

But next Sunday, hopefully.


I was glad to see the sun came up this morning. I didn’t think so last night as my beloved Fighting Irish looked like they were running out of steam in their game against the inspired Florida State Seminoles.

Man are they fast.

I guess time will tell as the season progresses.

With all the reorganization and realignment of teams and conferences, there is one foolproof way to ensure your favorite college football team is included in the all-important end-of-season College Football Playoff:

Win ‘em all.

We shall see.

Of equal importance to me is the Premier League season firing back up next week as international matches take a break. I, along with millions of other football fans, am looking forward to seeing the Reds’ new number 7.

Come on down and welcome back Cristiano Ronaldo.

It looks like Daniel James is a casualty of that deal to bring back the United icon. I predict great football ahead for young Daniel.

He’s a blazer.

So here’s to a safe and awesome football season as my Devils chase the elusive treble. It has been far too long since we ruled the football world, and we absolutely ache for it.

That’s no secret.

Stay well.

Published by maddogg09

I am an unmotivated genius with an extreme love for anything that moves the emotional needles of our lives.

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