The Thrill of Black Smoke 13

As I was pouring my second cup of coffee this morning, a friend of mine came up to me with a beaming face and ear to ear grin and said: “Black Smoke!”

BREAKING NEWS: Still No Pope, Yet....

BREAKING NEWS: Still No Pope, Yet….

Thinking it was appropriate to join him in his enthusiasm, I gave him a hearty fist-pump and belted out a stentorian “YES!!”

Afterward as I was savoring my hot cup of black gold, I thought to myself why was that appropriate? More…