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October 4, 2006 Archives

Heartbreak of the day

posted by awelborn

Time: 7 AM Scene: Our house Players: Me, the two Michaels. Michael the Daddy makes his way to the front door to leave for work. "Bye!" he says. Michael the Baby trots after him, happy as a clam. "Bye, Mommy! […]

Sting and John Dowland

posted by awelborn

I don’t think I ever blogged on this, although I know I meant to. Sting’s newest album, Songs from the Labyrinth, is his performance, accompanying himself on lute, of the songs of 16th century composer John Dowland: Born in 1563, […]

Instead of Pia…Target

posted by awelborn

Well, I had every intention of taking Katie to hear Pia di Solenni speak at the University of St. Francis tonight at 7. And, indeed, we did make it over there, only to find people milling about in the lobby […]

Speaking of Bishops Speaking

posted by awelborn

Here’s the agenda for the November meeting: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will hold its fall meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel, November 13-16, 2006. The agenda will include: approval of a reorganization plan for their […]

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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