August CaptionThis

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It happens annually around this time and,

every year, I miss notice about it, and then

drive by the convention center late on a summer’s evening, see the crowd of young people dressed up for this convention,

and think to myself, “Duuuuude, what was in those brownies they were giving away in the parish hall tonight?”

Each summer Baltimore is taken over by the Okaton Generation conference, where eighty-some THOUSAND descend on Baltimore to celebrate all anime, manga, and all facets of Asian pop culture!

And, not unlike San Diego’s Comic-Con, there is one heck of an amount of youngish folks walking the streets in costume, which will mess up a tired, late night drive home.

The Rich Dennison/ Baltimore Daily Record picture on your right captures some of the conference goers on their way to a workshop or the exhibit hall or preparing to invade the third world… I’m unsure!

All this is to say it is the first Saturday of the month so it must be time for a “CaptionThis” contest.

<<<UPDATE: We have a winner! Vince suggested: “I’m not sure the hiring committee was entirely honest about the challenges facing youth ministry in this parish!!”

Congratulations, Vince!

Just for the record… this is the only time I played along on this game…  In my mind, until now, was this entry…

“And now, making their back to the stage for the second act is the cast of Mike Patin: the Musical…”

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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