Author: Perry Petrich, SJ

Perry once played in a children's band in New York City. On a related note, he has degrees in Theatre and Theology from Fordham University where he wrote his thesis on The Hold Steady. Originally from Tacoma, his false idols include the Mariners, Seahawks and Washington Huskies. He's now studying philosophy and teaching fifth graders in Chicago.

Contact: [email protected]@ppetrich

Valentine's Day Playlist

Top 5 Celibate and/or Single Valentine’s Day Songs

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The Dead Beat: Poets of Prison Edition

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The Dead Beat: Ounce of Prevention Edition

Tom Foley portrait image courtesy Flickr user Speaker John Boehner

The Dead Beat: All Saints and All Souls Edition

Ted Cruz image courtesy Flickr user Gage Skidmore

The Dead Beat: Doubt Edition

Pink Floyd pig image courtesy Flickr user Dave Smith

The Dead Beat: Animal Edition

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You Can’t Take It With You: Soul Edition

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You Can’t Take It With You: Presidential Performer Edition

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You Can’t Take It With You: Memorable Quote Edition

Four Storms and a Twister

You Can’t Take it with You: Twin Cities Edition