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December 18, 2006 Archives

Lessons from the tree

posted by awelborn

1) When you turn your back and hear "FROW! BALL" (Smash) – you realize that you should have remembered that 6 months of more or less constant ball-throwing would not be forgotten once the Christmas tree was decorated. 2) When […]

Little Brothers

posted by awelborn

From the Boston Globe: Many folks do big, special things in observance of the Christmas season, but not the Little Brothers of St. Francis. The aim of their tiny, one-of-a-kind fraternity is to bring friendship and humanity to Boston’s lonely, […]


posted by awelborn

Cardinal Bertone muses: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (bio – news), who is well known as a passionate soccer enthusiast, spoke about his favorite game in a conversation with reporters in the town of Alassio. The cardinal said that he thought the […]

Dappled Things

posted by awelborn

The Advent issue of this excellent online lliterary journal is online, with excellent essays, fiction, art and poetry. Oh, and I’m there, too.

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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