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November 2008 Archives

Morning at St. Peter’s

posted by awelborn

The first time we went to Rome, in 2006, our apartment was on Borgo Vittorio, which is close to St. Peter’s. It runs parallel to the Borgo Pio, which is a relatively famous street.  (A good history of the Borgo […]

The apartment

posted by awelborn

Staying in an apartment in Rome has been a good choice for me/us both times. Hotels are generally expensive, not surprisingly, with smaller rooms. For this trip, I looked into the convent option extensively, and was really prepared to go […]


posted by awelborn

Now that we have recovered from the shock of eating Thai food in Rome (and thanks to the commenter who admitted to eating Chinese twice on a Rome visit – and honestly, why not? It’s like any big city with […]


posted by awelborn

I’m just going to start uploading my pictures and blog whatever comes to mind. 25 hours with about an hour of sleep, but I’m happy to be back with the rest of the family, so I’m not ready to hit […]

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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