Archive | January, 2010


Recently I’ve found myself the referee in a sort of squabble that I find so amusing it’s difficult to actually bring about a peaceable solution. Bella will be singing and Sophie will tell her to stop. Whereupon Bella bursts into tears and comes running, complaining that “Sophie won’t let me sing!!!” I try to reason […]

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Still Life, Kitchen Window

The setting sun shining through my kitchen window caught my eye this evening. You can see the clutter it’s accumulated in addition to all the stuff that’s supposed to be there. One of these days I’ll get around to clearing it off. This is a sort of memo to myself. And a peek at some […]

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Sisters on a Rock

Bella and Sophie enjoying the sunny weather and melting snow. This is the first time Sophie’s actually gone out and wandered around in the back yard in weeks. She just can’t handle wading through the snow. They even ate most of their lunch (peanut butter and jelly tortilla wraps) on the go as they ran […]

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the one

honeymoon, PEI Dom and I both (independently) spent some time going through my blog’s archives yesterday, reminiscing about our life way back when he first built my blog. Last night he pointed out a piece, long forgotten by me, that I wrote soon after we were engaged. It was interesting to look back at my […]

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Boys and Swords

I loved this piece by Sally Thomas about raising boys: What I think I have come to understand about boys is that a desire to commit violence is not the same thing as a desire to commit evil. It�s a mistake for parents to presume that a fascination with the idea of blowing something away […]

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Follow the March for Life in Real Time

6 a.m. Thursday morning – Loading the buses to Washington, here we go! Dom and his colleague, photographer George Martell (they work for the Archdiocese of Boston), have done some technological wizardry that I don’t exactly understand which is allowing George to upload photos from the March for Life to the web within a minute […]

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Three by Rumer Godden

Ever since I read my first Rumer Godden novel (In This House of Brede� Oh it�s supurb!!!) a few years ago, I�ve been hungrily devouring everything Godden I can get my hands on. While I�m not as big a fan of her Indian novels and some are definitely better than others, I�ve never found a […]

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