Thursday, August 20, 2015

Brownsville's Blogging Bishop Blesses Blogosphere

Bishop Daniel Flores
Since 2012 Bishop Daniel E. Flores has published 132 articles in his blog, En Pocas Palabras, with stories commenting on gay marriage, literature, proselytizing, and, of course, Jesus.

The blog profile lists the bishop's interests as  "baseball, soccer, dinosaurs, freshwater tropical fish,exercise, history, and reading a good story." Musically, Flores goes for "Big Bands, like Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Other music too. Sinatra, Vicente Fernandez, Juanes, Rocío Durcal (que en paz descanse), Patsy Cline. Agustín Lara,El Trío los Panchos, Ricardo Arjona, Dean Martín, Harry James, Jo Stafford."

In an August 11, 2015 blog article, "Tolkien and the Gold That Does not Glitter," Flores ponders the words of a Tolkien character Aragon:  "All that is gold does not glitter," comparing the phrase and the subtle differences with the more common English expression:  "All that glitters is not gold."  

The May 15, 2015 article, "Affecting the Human Environment," contains this revealing quote:  

"The first culture we know in this world is our immediate family culture. All the other more national cultures reach us through it. I remember as a little boy we watched the Ed Sullivan show as a family. Then one night the Beatles appeared on the show. My Dad decided we weren't going to watch Ed Sullivan anymore. That lasted about a month, then we were watching it again.

My point is that national cultures are received first through family culture."

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