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Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
Bill McGarvey
In my most recent column I discuss my friendship with a young rabbi and a 60-something Jewish painter in Brooklyn named Archie Rand When I first met Archie he was showing his enormous work quot The 613 quot in the dilapidated warehouse he owned in Brooklyn Due to space concerns for the column
Of Other Things
Bill McGarvey
A rabbi, a Jewish painter and a Catholic musician gather to talk about God.
The Beatles in 1964
Music
Bill McGarvey
The Beatles’ arrival in the United States marked the beginning of a revolution.
In All Things
Bill McGarvey
I did a podcast interview with Rev Amy Ziettlow last May that was just published in HuffPo In addition to being an ordained minister and a fellow at the Institute for American Values Amy has a background in classical dance and was interested in the connections I make between music and belief The
Bill McGarvey
Looking for some spiritual reading for your Lenten journey The Life You Save May Be Your Own An American Pilgrimage would be a good place to start Paul Elie 39 s book chronicles the lives of Flannery O 39 Connor Walker Percy Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton quot four modern American Catholics
A DAY IN THEIR LIVES. The Beatles in an undated photo from Capitol Records.
Bill McGarvey
We have all seen the black and white footage from that February day in 1964.  Teenagers by the thousands were screaming from balconies and behind police barricades. Four Liverpudlians—ranging in age from 20 to 23—emerged from a Boeing 707 appearing as though they had stumbled into a
In All Things
Bill McGarvey
In my quot other life quot as a musician songwriter I 39 ve been fortunate to have some really gratifying experiences sharing stages with personal heroes like Roger McGuinn of The Byrds Shane MacGowan of The Pogues bands like NRBQ and others Strange as it might sound though one of the most me
Bill McGarvey
Paul Elie at quot Everything that Rises quot has a nice magazine mash up over America 39 s Colbert cover v Rolling Stone 39 s Pope cover Some highlights quot Stephen Colbert nbsp on the cover of nbsp America and Pope Francis nbsp on the cover of nbsp Rolling Stone it rsquo s as if every Bell
In All Things
Bill McGarvey
Some very interesting comments from readers on my recent column quot Post-Clerical Catholics quot many thanks to all those who have taken the time to share their thoughts Along those same lines Pope Francis kept up his own running commentary on the issue of clericalism when he spoke to 120 s
Of Other Things
Bill McGarvey
It is important to remember that the sheep, ultimately, don’t exist for the sake of the shepherd.