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April 14, 2008 Archives

Things I found today

posted by awelborn

I’m currently in a frenzy of cleaning and purging – I discovered that I saved EVERY SINGLE PAPER from Christopher’s kindergarten year, and most from first grade. Not surprisingly, the archives diminish precipitously after that. Anyway, some finds: 1) A book […]

Vamonos!

posted by awelborn

..and other varia. Very nice piece about a Texas family making the journey: (The Times will be following the family this week. There’s a bit of video, too) The Pequeños and their fellow pilgrims are a particularly ardent band. They […]

Books 4 Sale

posted by awelborn

(I’ll be beating this drum a lot for the next month. Bear with me.) The bookstore is open. I’ll be making a run to the post office early afternoon, so if you’d like an order to go out today, now’s […]

Sed Contra

posted by awelborn

As Benedict’s visit gets closer, anticipatory commentary makes less and less sense. Take, for example, Stephen Prothero’s column in USA Today. (Prothero is chair of the Religion Department at BU. His column expresses a pretty thin understanding of Benedict, but […]

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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