by John Scalzi Good advice. Put in a file folder to use if I ever teach composition again.
Archive | April, 2006
Grandma Millie at her 90th Birthday party. Grandma with a portrait of herself as a young lady, done by my talented brother, Tim. Grandma poses with the artist. Wow I really wish I could have been there. The idea for the portrait stroke of genius on my Uncle Jim’s part—he commissioned it at our wedding […]
I saw this at The Cafeteria is Closed website and it was so good I had to repost it for myself. I love our Holy Father and also think that, as erudite as he is, some of his best stuff is not his homilies or speeches but when he is speaking off the cuff directly […]
i had a dream last night in which I was at a reunion—or a shopping mall or both, you know how dreams are—and I kept running into people I’ve known, specifically women. And they were all pregnant. A former student, fromer classmates, friends, family. I guess I’ve got baby on the brain.
I wrote my original post when I’d only read part of the book. I thought I’d have more to say on the subject when I read the book. Well, I didn’t actually read the whole thing. But I skimmed most of it and feel I got the gist and didn’t miss anything important. And I […]
Today is my grandmother Scott’s 90th birthday. Yesterday the family had a big birthday bash in Chicago. I called her tonight and she was on cloud nine. Her seven children and their spouses, all but three of her twenty grandchildren (myself, my sister, and my younger brother) and all (four? five?) of her greatgrandchildren attended […]
What’s the old saying about troubles coming in threes? I thoght I was about as miserable as I could with my allergies. My cough had got to that point where the muscles ache… didn’t help it felt like my diaphram was whapping the baby’s rear end. But then yesterday Dom and I both woke up […]
I love reading them and there are some good ones out there. Julie D, the Happy Catholic in Dallas links to two, Wayward Catholic whose amazing journey journal I discovered a few weeks ago and WordGirl who blogs with her husband at moltenthought.blogspot.com, new to me but with a great Pope-inspired conversion experience in three […]
I’ve got em. In spades. Now I know it’s spring because one night last week I woke up in the middle of the night not because of the usual pregnancy full bladder feeling but because my chest felt congested. The next night I had nasal congestion and within another couple of days the full blown […]
He is risen indeed! Just got back from the Easter Vigil. At our parish it starts at 7:30 and tonight it went to 9:40 or so. I love the way the church brightens as one small flame feeds another and another until the darkness is vanished. When they turn on the electric lights it somehow […]