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Brave Heart?

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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Still here

posted by awelborn

..in case you were wondering.  See, the problem with making a decision to cut down on your blogging is that it makes the decision to actually blog much more difficult to make. For me, at least, it puts so much […]

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When your children grievously disappoint you

posted by awelborn

Son #1: Hey, Mom, you know that Love in the Ruins book you gave me? Me: Yeah? Son #1: I read it. Me. (Hopefully) And? Son #1: It was stupid. I didn’t like it at all. Me: (Deflated) Oh. Son […]

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Let’s see

posted by awelborn

…if you were a hard-rocking guy working in sports broadcasting who turned 25 today, what would be the picture you’d least enjoy seeing of yourself on your mother’s blog?

Notes on a roadtrip

posted by awelborn

1.   If you knew the Marlins were playing the Reds, you’d be able to better guess where we were. 2    The best part of the Cincinnati Zoo is the Nocturnal House, without question, with the Insect House coming in a […]

Where’d we go…

posted by awelborn

…this weekend? Well, some of us walked – yes, walked – from Kentucky to Ohio. Whew! (They rode the bus back, though. Interstate traveling can be tiring.)

Tell me this

posted by awelborn

We stopped in a local “international” grocery store yesterday – mostly Latino foodstuffs, but selections of Greek and Italian as well. Anyway, I let the boys get paletas. Joseph picked watermelon, which was fantastic, and I picked “fruit cocktail” for […]

Do you enjoy a nice conversation?

posted by awelborn

Me: I saw Mrs. Miller today after Mass. Katie: What did you talk about? Me: Our ungrateful daughters. (Pause. Double Pause.) Katie: (tentatively) Really? Me: (shrug) Me: How was school? Katie: It was great. I have the best lunch table […]

Deluge

posted by awelborn

Worst first day of school ever. Weather-wise, that is. Emotionally, everyone was up for it, but..oh the rain! I had the best of intentions – I wanted to take my camera to Joseph’s school and snap him in front of […]

Well

posted by awelborn

Another new WordPress blog. Waddya know.

Custody of the eyes

posted by awelborn

We had marvelous weather for most of the week we spent at Drake’s Island. It was hot and sunny, which made the water almost swimmable. Well, it was swimmable for many, but not for me. Been there, done that – Maine […]

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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 ...

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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