We took a break today from all the house flipping insanity to celebrate a great feast. In our Catholic world, today is the Feast of Corpus Christi — a day to celebrate our worship of the sacred Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Typically, this has been celebrated with a Eucharistic procession. Around here we opted to head to the nearby Cathedral of St. Patrick in Fort Worth because they did such a beautiful job with it last year. Only thing is, we got there a little early. So we took the kids to lunch. Downtown Fort Worth is, well, there’s only one word for it… Fun. I like the place a lot. Sundance Square has some wonderful places to eat. Unfortunately, on a Sunday morning not many of them are open. One place looked like an upscale Hooters. We took a pass and headed to a burger joint a block away. Unfortunately, they, too, were like an upscale Hooters. It was interesting to see my five year-old son gaping at the waitresses as we walked in. But lunch was good and then we headed back to the cathedral. The procession was magnificent. The choir sounded awesome. It is on a day like this that I really love being Catholic and I wish more of the Catholic world would rediscover these traditions ever ancient, ever new, as St. Augustine quipped. Anyway, enjoy the pictures. We had a great day.
Welcome to Harvey Millican!
On this page you will encounter the writing of a man who loves writing, loves his wife and kids, loves pop culture, and loves his faith.
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Harvey’s Cast of Characters
New to my blog? Wondering who all these people are whom I so lovingly mention from time to time? Here's a handy guide to the characters in Harvey's universe!
Harvey: That's your's truly. Not my real name. I'm a faithful Catholic, husband, father, teacher, former TV producer, and writer who's just trying to make a difference in this little piece of earth I call home. I have a penchant for coffee, disco, gin, and anything fun.
Mrs. Harvey: My lovely wife since 2007. Why she married me, I'll never know; but I'm sure glad she did. Love of my life, mother of my children... She puts up with me, expecting nothing in return. So far, she's gotten a pretty good return on her investment.
Son/Sonny Boy/Young Man: Our seven eight-old son. Loves (currently) machines, Legos, Star Wars, the History Channel, weather phenomena, his sister, and chicken nuggets. Apple of my eye, he reminds me of why I am so proud of my former reproductive abilities.
Baby Girl: Our seven year-old daughter. She has my eyes, my heart, and my birthday (even to the exact minute!). Loves girly things, her brother, and expressing herself artistically. Takes after her dad in appearance but that doesn't seem to have affected her beauty. Reason #2 I'm in awe of my siring capabilities.
(My) Mom: Amazing woman who brought me into the world. Doesn't get to visit us much in person due to trans-continental distance but she and I speak via FaceTame almost every day. A native New Yorker, she and I laugh at the same twisted things. If you like this blog, thank her. She knows her kids and encouraged me to write years ago.
Wilma: OK, so that's her real name. Texas born and bred, Wilma is my mother-in-law, cancer-warrior, prayer partner, drinking buddy, and one of the most genuinely awesome human beings on the planet.
le.Rheims: My baby sister and fellow blogger. She writes far better than I do and never lets me forget it. She prefers to be known as a well-known socialite and composer of light verse but I think sister, wife, and mother of 8 suits her better.
More to come...