Archive | April, 2014

Something Other Than God

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It Finished last night after a marathon all-day read. A couldn’t-put-it-down, neglect the kids, even the sick ones, kind of day. I’d preordered and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of my copy on Tuesday; but then Dom brought home an advance copy on […]

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Wearing the Cape

Dom introduced me to a new book this week, Wearing the Cape. Actually it’s the first book in a new, self-published series. And evidence that self-publishing can produce some pretty great stuff. It’s a superhero story and if Dom hadn’t talked it up so much, I’m not sure I’d have picked it up. Although I […]

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Gilded Ashes

Another long-overdue book review, the first draft saved April 16. Well, I get distracted. I won a copy of Rosamund Hodge’s new ebook, Gilded Ashes, from Darwin Catholic’s giveaway. I’d have bought it for sure if I hadn’t won. As you might have been able to guess from the title, Gilded Ashes is a retelling […]

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Easter Week Begins with a Bang

Monday of Easter week Dom had off because here in Massachusetts it was Patriot’s Day, aka the day they run the Boston Marathon. We’d thought about going for a drive, but got to a late start and didn’t do much. I sorted through Anthony’s clothes and weeded out all the too small stuff. Dom fixed […]

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Scenes from our Easter Sunday

The kids woke up early to examine their Easter baskets. Breakfast was hard boiled eggs, hot cross buns, and candy. Then we went to Mass. Came home for deviled eggs and bacon. Then we went to Dom’s brother’s house for Easter dinner with the Bettinelli clan. My sister-in-law had an egg hunt for the kids. […]

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Daily Notes: Holy Week

PALM SUNDAY Lately when we have a cozy chat about a Bible reading or some question of catechesis, Sophie often sighs and says, “I just love talking about love. When we talk about love I wish we could talk about it forever.” This morning we listened to Morning Prayer and then I read them the […]

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Holy Saturday

A reading from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from […]

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