Archive | August, 2009

What’s Your Defining Post?

Today at Conversion Diary Jennifer asks her readers to share one post that they think captures the essence of their blog. Very very hard. I often feel like my blog suffers from multiple personality disorder. Sometimes I strive to be a book blogger, to write about education and faith and food and all sorts of […]

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Keeping House

9:30 last night found me on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. I just couldn’t stand it any longer and I knew today I’d have to do laundry and go to the grocery store and there might not be time to wash the floor. There was no way I was going to let […]

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a fragment of a poem

Small craftsmen, steeped in anonymity like bees, Gilded their wooden panels, leaving fame to chance, Like the maker of this wing-flooded golden sky, Who forgives all our ignorance Both of his nature and of his very name, Freely accepting our one heedless glance. from “A November Sunrise” by Anne Porter An Altogether Different Language: Poems […]

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7 Quick Takes Friday

—1— Today my sister had the day off and we decided to hop in the car and see where the road took us. We found ourselves in Marshfield at Rexhame Beach. We had packed a lunch but didn’t have blankets or towels and only an odd assortment of spare clothes in the diaper bag. Nevertheless, […]

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Summer Night

Today was the coolest day we’ve had in a long time. We opened all the windows and let the breeze blow through. After we’d tucked the girls into bed I sat down in the living room and the fan was off for once and through the open window I could hear the most beautiful chorus: […]

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At the Playground

I took the kids to the playground this morning. Poor Bella has been in withdrawal since my dad left and when she asked this morning I saw no reason why we shouldn’t go. She was a bit disappointed that we drove rather than walk the mile; but I’m definitely not up to that much exertion, […]

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Book Review: Sophia House

Sophia House is a prequel to Michael O’Brien’s Father Elijah. It tells the story of a young Jewish boy, David Shafer, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto and takes refuge with a Polish bookseller, Pawel Tarnowski. (David later becomes Father Elijah.) This is really Pawel’s story more than David’s. And it’s a heartbreaking story of […]

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Solo Day Recap

Dinner was a success. The spicy green tomato and chile soup was amazing. A perfect side to steak salad. Tender slices of meat served over cress and romaine with radishes cucumbers avocado and tomatoes from our garden. There was also a small side of the radish greens sauteed in the pancetta leftover from the soup. […]

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