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September 4, 2006 Archives

Fire Sale

posted by awelborn

I overbought a bit on books to sell down in Amarillo, and since I have absolutely no more DVC-related speaking gigs coming (at least at which I will be selling books)…need to clean off the shelves. So…in terms of the […]

St. MacNissi

posted by awelborn

A reader  – actually a priest from Ireland –  writes in with the reminder that on September 4, along with many others, we celebrate Saint Macnissi (there are many variants on the name) who was baptized by St. Patrick and […]

A Braves Fan in NY

posted by awelborn

Really marvelous NYTimes piece about a Dominican Sister of Hawthorne who’s a big Braves fan. In 1999, while Bobby Dews, the Braves’ bullpen coach, was jogging near Turner Field, he became curious about the cancer home across from the stadium. […]

Still Franklin Roosevelt

posted by awelborn

Thanks to K-Lo over at the Corner for linking to our reader’s Target discovery – the attention to the site has inspired a riot of hysterical comments: How well I remember the Democratic Convention of 1932 when Franklin Roosevelt flew […]

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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