Sunday, November 20, 2005
Our Lady of the Curmudgeons, Kansas City, Missouri
The Curmudgeon children and I built our own church yesterday. We weren't able to do it in Mel Gibson style, without a budget, with limited materials available, and with a short schedule, but we tried. The architectural direction was originally flamboyant gothic--a tribute to the Cathedral of Milan, but we lost our aesthetic focus (not to mention, I had to fire my two-year-old subcontractor in the middle of the job for consistent work below the standard of performance). I think the Kansas City church architects of the 1920s had their projects come off a little better, don't you?