Archive | March, 2007

Beatrice Brigade

This column has been making the rounds, but I wanted to blog it here so I can come back to it later. (Often my blog acts as a scrapbook for me where I can record bits and pieces I find on the web so I can find them again when I need them. I never […]

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Distant Neighbors

In Touchstone Magazine, Amanda Witt on Keeping Children Innocent When Lesbians Move In, a touching story about how a mother negotiates the delicate balance between charity towards her neighbors and the needs of her own family. � Of course you can be friends,� I said. �But you�ll have to agree to disagree about this. Tell […]

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Morning Offering

O my God, you love me, you�re with me night and day. I want to love you always in all I do and say. I�ll try to please you, Father. Bless me through the day. Amen. Father in heaven, I give you today, all that I think and do and say. And I unite it […]

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Prayer Request

Prayers for blogger Linda Fay of Higher Up and Further In: I need to take a little break for a week or two because my family has been battling some nasty cases of pertussis and sadly, I am in the midst of losing a baby, although my body will not go into labor. I dare […]

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More veggies

Today I sauteed onions, mushrooms, apples and spinach with a little herbs de Provence. Another success. Isabella liked everything, but especially targeted the spinach, shoveling handfuls into her mouth with abandon and smearing it all over mouth, arms, shirt and bib and even onto an ear.

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Ender’s Island

I have very fond memories of St. Edmund’s retreat center on Ender’s Island (near Mystic Connecticut). Back when Dom and I were first dating we went on a retreat there. It was a planning retreat for Proud to Be Catholic, the concert founded and organized by my now-brother-in law Peter Campbell. Ender’s Island is a […]

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Think: Bride

Genevieve at Feminine Genius has a thoughtful reflection on Barbara Nicholosi’s Jerusalem travelogue: Jerusalem is an icon of the bride—no doubt bereft without the groom and weeping over the disinterest of their own offspring. Jesus wept over her while there, He took a lash to her temple, and was rejected by her temple priests. She […]

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Isabella’s veggies

I’ve noticed that Bella is more likely to eat veggies when they come from our plates. She doesn’t much like the jarred baby diced veggies or even frozen veggies when I thaw them from the microwave. Maybe they’re too bland, I thought. So today I performed a bit of an experiment at lunch. I sauteed […]

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The Bronze Serpent

In Tuesday’s mass readings we got the story of the Bronze Serpent from Numbers. Now this story has always bugged me. Even though St. Paul clarifies that we should see it with a Christological significance, and I see how that works, sorta, I still have a problem with the literal meaning of the story. What […]

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