Bob Rice

An internationally famous speaker, musician, and writer, Bob Rice looks at the beautiful and the bizarre of life through a Catholic perspective. Also includes articles and excerpts from books he's working on.

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Location: Steubenville, Ohio, United States

My desire is to share the love of God to everyone I meet through the many gifts God has given me. My full time job is teaching evangelization and youth ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. About two or three times a week I travel around the country proclaiming God's word or do a concert/lead worship. I've published many articles and I'm working on my first novel. 12 years ago, I married the love of my life and now we have 5 beautiful children. You can find out more about me and download lots of free stuff on my webpage-

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I've become a nerd again...

When I was a kid, every tuesday I would go down to the Hindsale News Agency to purchase the new comic books for that week. My favorites? Fantastic Four, Spider Man, X-Men and the like. By the time I got to high school, it was a combination of out growing/they got too expensive and I would rather buy CDs. Yet I kept them all in boxes and treasured the memories.

Now I have three boys, who all love superheroes. So I've been opening up the old boxes and reading them some great stories. John, my oldest, is 7 and he's starting to read stuff on his own. Needless to say, they've been wanting to take a trip to the comic store and I kinda did, too.

So we went last Thursday and had a great "man" time. We ate food at Red Robin and hung out at the comic shop. We each got to buy one comic. Mine? There is a new limited series called "Civil War" where all the superheroes start fighting each other. IT IS SO COOL!

So it would seem I am hooked again. Last Sunday I bought some comics for the boys at our local supermarket- BUT NO MORE! I'm really going to try to this once a month thing, and let that be that. Thankfully, Civil War comes out monthly so I won't miss an episode.

My favorite superhero? Iron Man. He's got cool gadgets, and just looks awesome. We just got the "Ultimate Avengers" DVD which is a cartoon featuring Captain America, Giant Man, Wasp, Hulk, Thor, and of course... Iron Man. It is AWESOME!

I'm so glad I have three boys. But what will happen when they outgrow this? Must make more...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Anna Lucia is dead?

And I was just starting to like her.

So I have the feeling that the island really likes to punish people who don't live chaste lives. Have you noticed that all sexual acts outside of marriage have resulted in the death of the woman involved? Very Old Testament. Sharon has sex with Seid (however you spell it), and gets shot. Anna Lucia has sex with Sawyer, and she gets shot. The other blond girl was JUST THINKING about having sex with Hurley, and she gets shot, too. Who is in charge here? A really angry Christopher West?

Yes, I was shocked that she got shot, but not that she got killed. If the writers really wanted to do an act of justice, they would have Echo make a car out of coconuts that Charlie would drive while high and run her over with it. Now THAT would have been cool. A bullet was far too quick and merciful...