One of my favorite things to do on Sundays is to read the New York Times. Last Sunday, in the Times’ Magazine, Deborah Solomon interviewed John Waters. The question and answer that stood out to me was:
As a Catholic who attended parochial school, do you have any sympathy for the pope?
No. I feel that Catholics who hide child molesters in the church are worse than child molesters. I don’t think anyone chooses to be a child molester. I think they’re terrible; I think they rob children of their dreams; they should be stopped. However, clergy that hide them do have a choice, and I think they’re worse than the molesters themselves.
Another interesting article I read was about Sparky Lyle, the Yankee pitcher from the 70’s. Sparky is coaching a minor league team now.
I went to see Robin Hood over the holiday weekend and I thought the film was well done. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett were perfect for their roles as Robin and Marian. I noticed that some of the “merry men” were some of Crowe’s cronies that starred with him in Mystery, Alaska from years ago. I also enjoyed seeing William Hurt and Max von Sydow. The movie was bloody and violent, and romantic and funny. Mark Strong is once again cast as the villain, as he also was in Sherlock Holmes recently. And I so did not recognize Matthew Macfadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
This week is the second week of the French Open at Roland Garros. At this moment Federer and Soderling are playing and Soderling is up 2 sets to 1 but the 4th set is tied. Oh, the drama. Come on, Roger!