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Okay – here are some worthy links for you. Remember – I’ve got the delicious feed over there on the right, updated several times a day with random reads (and yes, I have tried to make it collect them as […]

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All right, so Nancy Pelosi was on Meet the Press, speaking with Tom Brokaw. Among other things, she said: MR. BROKAW: Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay grade, whether you’re looking at it […]

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I heard something – a loud THUMP/CRASH in the middle of the night, but because it was the middle of the night, I wasn’t sure. Well…                     I don’t think the […]

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Here’s a reminder of things. A reminder of what, for example, Pope Benedict is talking about almost every time he opens his mouth or sets pen to paper. It is the time of year for many parishes to recruit for […]

Well, not really. But I can’t think of what else to call it. Does anyone else have celebrities who are about your own age, who have functioned as a sort of benchmark for you through the years? You know, someone […]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Which, I predict, will be a frequent destination. Why? Follow along: 1 3-year old + 90 minute walk around gardens + (Did I mention it’s free?) = 2 1/2 hour nap. It just all adds up, that’s […]

For much of my childhood, I lived in apartments. We moved around a lot. Sometimes people here about all of the moves and the 8 schools I attended through high school and assume we were military. Nope. Academics. Close. Born […]

Just a word on the blog – a reminder. Long-time readers will recall that this blog (and previous incarnations of it) used to be a ten-post a day type of blog in which I linked to everything, commented on lots […]

I’m going to do that thing again – that thing of encouraging you Latin-Rite Catholics out there to dip your toe into the Eastern Catholic waters. Not as a tourist, not as an observer at a zoo, but as a […]

Snapshots: Melkite Catholic parish…one-tenth full at the beginning of the Liturgy…practically full by the end. An experience so much like other Eastern Catholic liturgies, yet a bit different. We begin and then we…go.  For an hour we stand, bow, chant…Lord […]