About

20130930-184010.jpgThe Quartermaster loves to dispense orthodox Catholic Joy.

A native of Northern California, he and his wife moved to Chicago in 1999 so that he could attend law school and she could attend medical school. There, they converted to Catholicism and were received into the Church by Cardinal Francis George on Easter 2000. After establishing a family, law and medical practices, they moved back to their California hometown in 2010.

Among the Quartermaster’s blessings: four amazing children — 3 boys, ages 12, 9, and 5; one wee blue-eyed pixie daughter, age 2 — a lovely and gracious wife of 16 happy years, the girl he knew since sixth grade — a vocation: to homeschool, to practice law, to serve his Church as a lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, catechist and RCIA leader.

In addition to orthodox Catholic joy, the Quartermaster also dispenses: pints — he brews hundreds of gallons of beer each year; wine — he is four years into his Syrah vineyard project; and provisions — he cures his own meats, makes pickles, bakes tarts, only uses charcoal and wood in his massive barbecue, grows basil and tomatoes for caprese, uses virgin pressed olive oil grown and pressed by the deacon of his parish, serves coffee grown by the San Lucas Toliman Guatemalan mission and wine made by the monks at the New Clairvaux monastery.

He blogs at qmbarque.com and maintains a companion Catholic news site at quarterbarque.com.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. this is a beautiful web site Adam. I can tell you put a lot of time and thought to it. It will take me awhile to to comprehend all that you have wrote but I will keep looking at it and understand. You are a wonderful cook too. I will eat at your table every chance I get. Love you Aunt Kaye

  2. Honey, I’ve enjoyed this so much. I really admire you for having the faith and courage to bear your soul. I can also state that you are indeed a wonderful man of faith and Catholic. You continue to help me to understand, and to strive to be a better person with God! You are a wonderful husband, I see your love in my daughter’s eyes!! You’re an incredible father full of love and patience. You’re more than a good cook — you’re fabulous!! I look forward to Family Dinner every week. What a beautiful gift you have given our families!! I feel so BLESSED to call you son (in law)!!! May God watch over and bless you always!! All my love,
    Frankye

  3. One of the things I enjoy most in life is a good meal with interesting conversation, and with fellow Catholics it would be even better. Too bad I live so far away…

  4. im sorry I said you had too much time on your hands after reading your story you really don’t have a lot of time on your hands anyway have a Merry Christmas

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