Ok, now I’m pissed off

I was so busy composing my letter of complaint, that I forgot to blog it, but now I’ll tell the full story. When I first saw on my dear fiance’s blog that some yahoo was auctioning off a consecrated host from a papal mass on eBay, I thought it was disgusting. But he often blogs […]

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Pope again delights pilgrims with visit to his old apartment

mom forwards this bit from catholic news: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0502489.htm� Pope Benedict XVI delighted pilgrims and passers-by for the second day in a row as he went outside the Vatican walls to visit his old apartment. A crowd of several hundred people thronged the apartment entrance April 21 after the new pope arrived in a car and […]

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good reflections on narrative

This might be helpful for my lit classes. This stuff can be hard to explain to students. Dealing with the differences between author, narrator, implied author, implied audience, etc. Good clear definitions. I’ve never seen it explained quite like this before. Very clear and concise. from an essay on Apocalypse : We are long accustomed […]

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Habemus Papam!—Viva Benedict XVI!!!

I’ve been so busy talking, emailing, IMing, and commenting on other blogs, (not to mention grading papers, dealing with troubled students, etc.) that I haven’t yet posted on this momentous event. I was in my office grading papers when Dad called yesterday afternoon and declared those wonderful Latin words: habemus papam! We didn’t yet know […]

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The Prince

good website for some hum resources: http://myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,10186-142069-11-11918,00.html Good discussion questions for The Prince, from high school teacher, might be more at the level of my humanities kids than some of the college-level questions I’ve been using that seem to not really connect with them.

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reflections for composition

this syllabus: http://www.ilstu.edu/~shspove/145syllabus.html has some good ideas about design of a composition course. I like the way the instructor has the students refelct on the writing process after each essay, I want to do that more. I like the art history assignment, I’ve been doing something like it. If I could find a small selection […]

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essays by Orson Scott Card

Whose Life Is Worth Living? http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-03-20-1.html Why I Miss Karol Wojtyla: http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-04-03-1.html Trust me, you haven’t read an essay on Pope John Paul II like this one. A non-Catholic’s reflections.   Global Warming: Fighting Off the Ice Age: http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-03-06-1.html He answers several questions and addresses other concerns that have been niggling at me, but I […]

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on solitude

Lying in my bed before I fall asleep I muse on my solitude. hugging my pillow in the dark with the fan whirring above, the blankets pulled and tucked around my chin, I think: soon I won’t be alone any more. I have always been a solitary person, which is not to say lonely. Though […]

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quotes

“Do not accept anything as the truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks truth!” �Whoever seeks the truth is seeking God, whether consciously or unconsciously�. —Edith Stein  

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