Woo hoo! I just received notice that my Lost – The Complete Second Season DVDs shipped today!
Archive | September, 2006
This morning after a bit of a late start, we made our now-customary trek to the farmer’s market in neighboring Marblehead. Today’s haul included an enormous zucchini, some new potatos, a pint of fresh raspberries, sweet as candy and sure to disappear as fast, a bunch of intoxicatingly fragrant basil, half a dozen ears of […]
A great list: In the effort to provide better for my kids than I had myself, I have compiled this list. Mentally and in the past twelve hours, so it isn’t binding, but it’s a start. In no particular order, I want my kids to… a. have a healthy sense of patriotism and history, our […]
Just when I’d been reading (don’t ask me where, I don’t remember) about Picasso and what a misogynist he was, the Summa Mamas post this beautiful portrait of a breastfeeding mother. How sweet, how tender. How hard to believe this is a Picasso.
An interesting piece in the First Things blog on an assisted suicide pact in England, focuses on the gap between secular and religious people and makes an pointed observation that the secularists of today do not just disagree with religious people but also with the best secular philosophers of the past: It�s not just that […]
Haven’t been here in a while. Quarter to six and sleepless. Isabella went sweetly to sleep at around 10:30 and hardly stirred when I put her down in the bassinet. And I suspect she’d still be asleep if her mother hadn’t woken her at 4:30. But it had been six hours and I was feeling […]
Because it’s an August poem (even though toay’s the first of September. And because, like Heaney, I’ve been disappointed by blackberries gone bad. Blackberry-picking Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a […]
An interesting response by Rod Dreher to a reader who asks about beginning to think about homeschooling. First he says: It was disappointing to us to have to give up on homeschooling with Matthew, but Julie and I have always tried to keep squarely in front of us that we must do what’s best for […]
It feels like were starting to fall into a pattern. Last night Bella went nine hours between feedings. She ate at nine and then was up for a while, finally falling alseep with Dom and having him soothe her a few times. He put her in the bassinette around 2:30. She woke a bit around […]
Theresa sent me this link to an interesting reflection on spirituality and dating: Preparing spiritually before dating at Evangelical Catholicism. I like the fact that she emphasizes a range of devotions: journaling, the divine mercy chaplet, reading the bible, praying the liturgy of the hours and not only the rosary. Too often I see only […]