A friend asked me what we do for a music curriculum and I answered in my typical, long-winded style. I thought I’d share it here, with lots more links, because if one person is curious, there’s probably at least one more person out there who would appreciate it. And after going through the work of […]
My first sourdough starter success. Oatmeal whole wheat with a hint of maple syrup. This is bread to make when you have leftover oatmeal from breakfast, which I did. The crust is lovely, thick and crunchy, the crumb is soft and airy. I am so, so pleased with how this came out. Bella said it […]
It’s become a strange little family custom to have our pictures taken on Ash Wednesday. We go to Mass at the Pastoral Center because our parish’s Mass is too late in the morning for Dom. It’s easier for us to just accompany him to work and go to Mass together as a family. And Dom’s […]
It still feels weird to me to have the present opening in the morning and the cake and candles at night. Birthday presents and birthday cake seem so necessarily to belong together that to do one without the other makes both seem uncomfortably incomplete. Though I don’t think the kids notice at all. It really […]
[I've decided to put the daily poetry and art series on hiatus for Lent. I may post a poem here or there if I find one I like, I'm not abjuring poetry. But I'm not going to systematically seek one out each day. I want to focus on spiritual reading and I need the time […]
I can’t believe, just can’t believe she’s six.
Sophie, a set on Flickr. In honor of Sophie’s birthday, a slideshow of some of my favorite photos.
To the Child Who Asks by Sally Thomas Am I your favorite? you want to know. And I say yes: As every breath I take’s My favorite breath. If, say, you’re eight, that makes You my favorite eight-year-old. Ditto Ten, nine, seven, six, five, yada, zero. You were my favorite series of summer earthquakes, My […]
An interesting follow-up to my post about rules of disputation derived from the Dominican and Jesuit traditions is this piece, also from one of the Jesuit bloggers at The Jesuit Post, about Pope Francis and understanding the agenda of the “global south.” Global Catholicism: The Church is Changing, But Not How We Might Think The […]
Siren Song By Margaret Atwood This is the one song everyone would like to learn: the song that is irresistible: the song that forces men to leap overboard in squadrons even though they see the beached skulls the song nobody knows because anyone who has heard it is dead, and the others can’t remember. Shall […]