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Excitement and high adventure

Goodness, this has been a week full of excitement and adventure. On Wednesday I had minor surgery to repair an abdominal hernia, laparoscopic, day surgery. But still something of an ordeal. My mother-in-law watched the children for the day. Dom took me to the hospital. It was a Catholic hospital so we got to stop […]

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Please pray with me

My Uncle Paul, my mom’s oldest brother, is in the hospital now. He went in on Thursday for pain management and it seems that his cancer has spread rapidly. He is in considerable pain, and his condition is deteriorating. Please keep him in your prayers, especially that he be at peace. Pray also for my […]

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This Good Friday

First the dough: flour, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon and orange zest. And sugar. Milk, eggs, butter. And currants. Don’t forget the currants. Mixed, kneaded, left to rise in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic wrap, not a tea towel, in the warm oven. Next, prayer. Get the kids into clothes, shoes, socks, and […]

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Concerning Chocolate Crosses

I forgot to post it yesterday, but I have a piece appearing at Aleteia. Yesterday it was the top story: Do Chocolate Crosses Cross a Line Into Irreverence? While searching for allergen-free Easter basket goodies, I stumbled across an old article arguing that chocolate crosses cross the line. Where I had been thrilled to find […]

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