A song parody for Lino

Lino sounded a bit out of sorts a couple of times last week. I was a little worried about him.

He talked a good bit about his frustration around going with the Catholic publisher as opposed to a "secular" publisher (otherwise known as a publisher). Lino told of how on a Saturday night, he had gone to Barnes and Noble and a couple of other bookstores to look on the shelves for "Sinner" only to find it was not available.

His frustration was evident as he wondered aloud if it had been a good idea to take this path and kind of pave the way for other Catholic writers. I took it upon myself to remind him (on Facebook) that all "pioneers" and "trail blazers" struggled, to which he replied, "Thanks for the support, but it is still annoying."

Later that week, he mused (on Facebook) about whether or not he would always be an "outsider" and whether or not that was a bad or a good thing. I personally hope is stays an "outsider." I don't want him to be any different than he is. I want him to continue being a trail blazer and a pioneer in Catholic media. He has done more through his work in Catholic media to bring people back into the church and strengthen the faith of those of us who were practicing our faith, than even he knows.

So, Lino! You play Billy Joel songs for your Saturday night concerts-You do song parodies for us so, how about this? (Cheesy, but fun).

"Don't go changing to try and please us
You never let us down before
Don't imagine you're too familiar
And we don't see you anymore

We would not leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
We took the good times, we'll take the bad times
We'll take you just the way you are."

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