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February 24, 2008 Archives

Pasta! Basta!

posted by awelborn

Michael’s traveling a lot these days, so I’m using his absence as an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen – without having to inflict the perhaps unfortunate results on the poor man. Last week, it was pasta. I’ve had a (manual) […]

Puzzling

posted by awelborn

Someday, it will be warm enough to play outside again. Although I have to say, today, I got a little scared. It was about 34 degrees outside and I thought, “Hmm. This feels warm enough to run at the park […]

Yes, I’m reading…

posted by awelborn

…or have read all the books on the sidebar. Plus a couple of Ratzinger books which I suppose I should put up there. A few of them I want to review together, so the finished have to wait for the […]

My Oscar Prediction

posted by awelborn

I only have one: If Juno (which I liked), wins any Major Awards, whoever accepts the award will make a statement supportive of abortion rights. Ellen Page has already set the stage, but I’d expect more. For the record!  Update:  […]

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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