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October 7, 2006 Archives

Do you know what happens when you go pick apples?

posted by awelborn

You have…lots of apples. Hmmm. Well, we had applesauce earlier this week, and today is the day to make a dent in the rest of them. I’m not up for pastry, so today will be apple bread and apple muffins. […]

Is it all too hard?

posted by awelborn

My good friend Meggan  – next to whom I stood many times in college singing Lord of Glory, Sing to the Mountains, Blest be the Lord etc…(and enjoying it very much, I have no problem admitting) raises the question of […]

When the Swallows Come Back

posted by awelborn

Jody Bottum’s very long look at the Catholic Church in the US – the organizing metaphor is quite apt, especially since the piece climaxes, more or less, with a look at some recent events in the Diocese of Orange. There’s […]

More Notes on Music

posted by awelborn

Here’s a very, very helpful comment on music – our topic of the week – many thanks to the reader who took the time to write and share this: I have been reading with much interest the thread about the […]

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?Okay...how 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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