Saturday, December 31, 2005

Here's [chirp + n] @ U


Have the Happiest, Healthiest,

Holiest New Year:)

& be careful if you're going out! ! !

Friday, December 30, 2005

Got this

in my stocking this year...

& this...

( a mini-replica of

Lieutenant Frank Columbo's

police badge:)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I'm lovin'

singing along with Mitch

at this time of the year!

CS Lewis'

The Screwtape Letters

is being presented by the

Fellowship for the Performing Arts

next month (in NYC).

Thanks to Dawn Eden

for the link to the info :)


"Let the Lady get to the

front of the line!"

Jeff Miller does it again...


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Saint Edith Stein

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross


A Catholic convert, baptized on

New Year's Day in 1922.

Died in a gas chamber at

Auschwitz on August 9th in


Canonized October 11, 1998.

I remember a Jewish friend of

mine telling me about her years

ago when we were kids.

You can read more about the

fascinating life of this modern

day martyr @ EWTN.


If Josh Randall was one

of the three wise men,

what would he say to

the other two kings?



Monday, December 26, 2005

Happy Chanukah!

Guess who?

in 1898...?

Guess he

wasn't kidding!

Thanks to
Dawn Eden

for the link to

Dave Armstrong's neat

Chesterton links page:)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

A Christmas Eve

Candle Luminary...


The tropics and other stuff.

A Christmas Present


Dr. Thursday.

Isn't he

a sweetheart?

Pix courtesy of

The Curt Jester.

It's on today!


Excuse me!

@ 1:30 on TCM :)

Saturday, December 24, 2005

A lovely poem by

Frances Chesterton,

posted by one of

Amy Welborn's commenters...

on a bittersweet subject.

Friday, December 23, 2005

The work of children's


Tasha Tudor.

I love you

Mr. *Pop* star*


YOU!!! do what you

have done???

Totally disregarding

HIM Who has blessed

YOU with so much!!!

:( ! ! !

The Catholic Churches

WILL have services

Christmas Day, as

always, for those who

wish to honor & give

thanks to our Lord on His

birthday. WE actually DO

celebrate His birthday.

& contrary to what's been

said in recent days, that

INCLUDES the guy in the

red hat!

Thanks to Jeff Miller @

The Curt Jester for the

Pope pic :)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

See 'Chiquita' Rising


The tropics and other stuff


In 1st place


I won't

rub it in!

Bought some

store brand's orange-

flavored mouthwash...

It's awful!

(it tastes like tang0... lol:)

I'm driving extra slow

when I go out, just in


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Reality check

from RealChoice blog,

which exposes the dangers

of Planned Barrenhood-

Thanks again to

Dawn Eden, who has

continued to inform us of

the harmful info & proce-

dures provided by that

big bu$ine$$, even while

her blog's on hiatus!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The American Chesterton Society

is offering special gift
rates for members.

Visit their blog for details,
& say hi to Nancy Brown
while you're there!

"There's no such thing

as a different subject."
.K. Chesterton-

continued Advent

reflections from

Dr. Thursday.

(with assistance from,
among others, Carolyn


Have the same problem

as Melodybleu...

I can't get this song

out of my head...

"re mi do so do mi la so-

so so mi,

so so mi,

fa re..."

It's a nice song, from a good
movie, but once you start
humming it you can't stop!

It reminds me of the time I
was just finishing up reading
'Gone With the Wind.' As I was
reading the last paragraph on
the last page, the theme from
the movie came on the radio...

I had never heard it played on
the radio before, or since.

but I thought it was a pretty
neat coincidence!

Monday, December 19, 2005

An interesting link

about Charles Dickens, & a

pic I had to pilfer- courtesy

of Tree Hugging Sister @

The Coalition of the Swilling


From Eric Scheske

@ The Daily Eudemon.

Sounds like a

case for the


Saw these the other day


AMEN! ! !

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Good Shepherd

Recently purchased a repro-
duction of this statue made
out of volcanic ash-

From the ladies at Handcrafting
Justice, linked to the right.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I Love Thee, Madame!

I want to again thank
Trinity Stores for giving
me permission to post the
work of silhouette artist
Dan Paulos.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Official Blog


& a new link on the right.

Congratulations, Mrs. Brown!


A reminder...

Dr. Thursday continues his

Advent postings...

GKC's Favourite.

Fascinating site

thanks to

which provides a live
webcam to the Wailing Wall,
in the land of our Lord,

& a new link on the right.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

My new

old favorite...

Dawn Eden's

expose on
Planned Parenthood.

The Curt Jester...

(where one commenter
more accurately referred
to it as "Planned Herodhood,"
which brought to mind
the illustration above
by GK Chesterton.)

Congrats 2 Nancy Brown

on the reviews she

received for her

excellent work!

:)! ! !

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Been practicing

to get it right for


Monday, December 12, 2005

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Read the miraculous story

of our Lady's message to

dear St. Juan Diego.

Thanks to Spirit Daily.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

3rd Sunday of Advent

St. John the Baptist

by Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Yippee! ! !

I finally got workable links

for The Saint Austin Review,

aka StAR Magazine, below

& to the right.


& might I say

'HOO'! ! !

Friday, December 09, 2005

Lovely sites of wonder

from Melodybleu @

The tropics and other stuff.

Congrats to Mark Messier

who announced

his retirement,

& whose

is going to be

'put on ice' in

a ceremony on

January 12th...



has been listening
to this lately, & even
though this person
uses headphones, I
can't get the Beach
Boys Little Saint Nick
out of my head!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Feast of the

This is the day that Catholics
celebrate the day that Mary
was conceived, taught since
the beginning of our Church
was without sin. It is often
confused with the Incarnation-
when Mary was overshadowed

by the Holy Spirit & Christ was

Thanks to
Amy Welborn for the

An interesting forum

for discussing your faith.

From Patrick Madrid

@ Envoy Magazine's

Planet Envoy.


! ! !

Pardon my language.

How 'all-encompassingly-
Uh-huh... :p

From Eric Scheske @
The Daily Eudemon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


For anyone who is interested-
the inkwell at the very bottom
is linked to the 'pixie-pit-online-
scrabble' game...

Melodybleu & I have been get-
ting the hang of it- unfortuna-
tely when I set it up I picked
the tiny tile version, & I'm more
of a large-type type... LOL! But
it is a lot of fun, & easy to set up
a game- for 2-4 players- or wait
until we're done & join us
for the next one!

ur move, MB :)

Game #1

is almost completed.

If you would like to

join in for game #2,

let me know.

Basic rules

The game provides online

Don't opt for 'tiny tiles'
unless you have Superman's

No proper names.

You can view the board
between plays- click on
where it says 'take your
turn'- type in your pass-
word- it will tell you that
it is not your turn, but you
can look over the board.

You can sort & shuffle the
letters on your 'tray'- also,
you can rearrange the letters
by clicking on the letter itself-
it will switch places with the
letter next to it.

You have seven days to make
your move- if you don't want
to play, ignore the invite.

Good luck, peoples.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

More reflections

for Advent...

from Dr. Thursday

@ GKC's Favourite.

Last Sunday

I was very happy to see the
nuns from HandCrafting Justice
back at our church this year
selling items made by women
from other countries, to help
support their families. I love their
statues, made from volcanic ash-
picked up a rosary bracelet, too.
Was glad to see that they have
a website, which I linked to the

Sunday, December 04, 2005


of WEEK ONE...






Thanks to the

Nightfly for explaining
the rules to the one card
game I have never gotten
the hang of.

& to Dawn Eden @ the

NY Daily News "Blog On!"
for the tip!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

from Ron Siwoff

guest poster (& Dawn's step-

dad,) over @
The Dawn Patrol.

Read his wonderful writings

of her parents' experiences in

the land of our Lord, as Ron

& his bride Rachel Rose begin

their joyful journey of faith


Friday, December 02, 2005

From the newsletter of

Victory for the Nativity Display;
Management Company Backs


After being threatened with fines
from their management company
if they did not remove a nativity
scene from their front lawn, the
Samona family of Novi, Michigan,
has been informed that the demand
to remove the nativity has been with-

The management company first
informed the Samona family that if
they did not remove the display, they
could be fined up to $100 a week until
the display was removed. Since moving
into their new home three years ago,the
Samona family has displayed a nativity
scene on their front lawn during each
Christmas season. This year, however,
the management company of their sub-
division sent them a letter demanding
that they remove the nativity scene.

In defiance, the Samona family contacted
the Thomas More Law Center, a national
public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, which agreed to represent the
family at no charge. The Law Center con-
tacted the management company yester-
day on the family’s behalf.

Read the rest


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