The Earring of Great Price

Another confession for me: my left ear is pierced twice. I’ve had it pierced since my freshmen year at college. I haven’t actually worn an earring in several years, and I know that one of my piercings has closed already . . . but the option’s there. 🙂 I say this because last week at […]

Our Proposed Budget

President Bush has proposed a new budget . . . and while I’m not the most politically-minded person, from what I’ve read parts of this budget will mean that many underprivileged / low-income kids and families will lose medical and support benefits while our military spending will continue to increase by leaps and bounds. If […]

Quotes

I just finished reading this months US Catholic, and I found two quotes I just had to share . . . they’re full of evocative imagery and, I confess, they sound like things I wish I’d written: Subdued and domesticated by God, water becomes the holy weapon of choice against original sin. The waters of […]

SnapShirts.com

I found this site at another blog (and I read several so I’m not quite sure which one it came from, and I don’t feel like going through the whole list of blogs I just read – sorry!), but it’s quite cool – it pulls words from your blog and creates a customized image that […]

Shades of Martydom

I saw this post on Michelle Malkin’s blog, so I though I’d post it here: Afghan Man Faces Execution After Converting to ChristianityBy Benjamin SandKabul18 March 2006 An Afghan man who recently admitted he converted to Christianity faces the death penalty under the country’s strict Islamic legal system. The trial is a critical test of […]

First Eucharist

In the Catholic Church most people take Eucharist for the first time as children (approx. 2nd-3rd grade). This is preceded by one or two years of catechesis/religious education either at the child’s parish or in a Catholic school (parochial or stand alone). This school year I’ve been giving First Eucharist “classes” to three children of […]

And the Award Goes To . . .

I like to watch movies. I have a membership with Hollywood Video that lets me rent up to three non-brand new releases at a time for free (I pay approx. $16.00 a month for this privelege). The Hollywood Video closest to me is only a few minutes away, and I’ve been renting movies there for […]

The Historical Jesus

I’m reading a book by Dominic Crossan titled The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. The first half of the book is spent trying to get at what life would have been like for a, well, a Mediterranean Jewish peasant. He spends time with source documents from the time before Jesus’ lifetime, […]

So You Want To Be A Wizard

I read through a book series which started with the book So You Want To Be A Wizard. In it, wizardry (the power to create magic in many different forms) chooses who it will live in (magic will not live in the unwilling heart is the mantra all beginning wizards learn) and wizards can choose […]