Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Infinite math




(Advent reflections from)


from Carl Olson

@ Insight Scoop...

an interview with Father

Joseph Fessio from PBS's


Here's hoping it leads to the
understanding that we all CAN
overcome our sinful natures with
God's grace, but that NO SIN will
EVER receive a 'stamp-of-approval'
from the Vatican!


NOT THIS PIC, in particular... but...

From Melodybleu...

scenes from the tropics,

& the history & pix of her

family's pet Greyhounds...

@ The tropics and other stuff.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Joseph Pearce...

biographer extraordinaire,

is speaking this weekend

in Lakeland, Florida.

Thanks to Joe from

Chesterton and Friends.

Catch! this! guy! if! you! can!

He is a phenom speaker!!!


full ! ! !

A new link on the right

Who Started Your Church?

Thanks to Nancy Brown

from Flying Stars:)



youngest loved it!

It didn't last too long, tho...

Monday, November 28, 2005

@ GKC's Favourite

From this blog's favourite

computer scientist/poet/



TEXT & PIX! ! !

Advent: Week 1 Day 1

Advent: Week 1 Day 2

Sunday, November 27, 2005

'Tis the season

:) ! ! !


Check out the

Small Pax Illustration Guild

for a look at the December

cover for Gilbert! magazine...


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Sad news...

Just received a call from
youngest's school principal.

The kid's favorite social
studies teacher was killed
Wednesday night in a car
accident- they wanted to
let her students know.

In her thirties- & she has a
two-year old.

That was the last period
youngest had before the
school nurse called me-

The kids are shocked.

Please, prayers for all.

Friday, November 25, 2005



Another good one...

& hopin' yours

are happy!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Dear [crickets]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a lot to be
thankful for :)

Not least of all...


God bless you, [crickets]!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A couple of interesting items

posted by Joe from

Chesterton and Friends...

An article about a downloadable

online audio library service called


& another on

Lewis on Fairy Tales & True Myth.

Monday, November 21, 2005

St. William Catholic Church

Saw an article from the

Cincinnati Enquirer

posted by Rich Leonardi

over at Ten Reasons.

Beautiful Church...

Nice name :)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

from GK Chesterton

& Dr. Thursday. . .

Some timely reflections on

the Feast of Christ the King,

Thanksgiving, & finite math...

@ GKC's Favourite:)

Saturday, November 19, 2005


If you like butterflies

& popcorn (bushes,)

visit Melodybleu at

The tropics and other stuff.

(in case any of my, as Mrs. Brown
says... 'thousands upon thousands'
of [crickets] are wondering-
Melodybleu was my Maid of Honor
Extraordinaire, & is my lifelong pal-
We used to have picnics in trees:)

Saw "HP" this pm

*it was ok...

He's a nice kid.

Not enough AR, though.

He only had a couple of
lines in the entire movie.

Is he ok?

(Loved him in "Quigley":)

If there was more of him in
the movie, I might have liked
it better.

Otherwise, it's just too many
school assemblies for me.

*Youngest disagrees with me,
& liked the movie a lot. But, in

general, I'm not crazy about a
lot of special effects, & I don't
care for competitive sports.
& there's an abundance of both
in this movie.

from open book's

Amy Welborn...

Read, "Chesterton on air,"

The Man Who Was Thursday,
to be broadcast on BBC radio.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

I'll B

updating my blog...

wish me luck!


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Mother Teresa

Print by Ylli.

Caught the end of

this last night, where
the one ghost is being
called to the great


Which got me thinking
of another Melody, &
another ghost...

:)! ! !

Monday, November 14, 2005

The geese R

honking, & everything

is settling down for

the evening.

But I think I've got


Anybody want to play

Scrabble online?

FYI- It's an email game-
they do take a while to
play, but they're fun!

*O< hey Melodybleu
you know a lot of words...

Wanna play scrabble?

You too, Dr. Thursday...
(Only you can't use a diction-
ary 'cause you know enough

How 'bout you, Mrs. Brown?

& no, that's not a goose
honking- that's suppose
to be me whistling!

From Silhouette Artist Dan Paulos

The Presentation

Print available @ Trinity Stores.

Originally posted 11/14/05

Many heartfelt thanks!

to silhouette artist

Dan Paulos & Trinity Stores

for giving me permission

to post Mr. Paulos' incredible

works of art.


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Over @ The Coalition

of the Swilling,

Tree Hugging Sister &

Mr. Bingley are organizing an

"Adopt a Marine" by mail

for the holidays.

If you would like to join up

& send some cheer this year

to one of our few & proud,

stop by.

The new wallpaper

for my desktop

can be found over

@ Small Pax.

(Thanx to

Mrs. Brown:)

(hint: it's an
acrylic 'smear':)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Les enfants

It's almost


(Hmmm) This...?

or this?

Excuse me,

but I didn't leave a clue!

The answer to 'Car Quest #1'
provides one...

If the character from 'CQ1'
actually needed a vehicle to
get around in, the answer
to 'CQ2' would be the perfect
match :)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Happy Birthday 2 U!!!

Time for a good cry!



Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Building Blocks

of Life...

& of



by God


Read Light


the Rosary

the conclusion


Dr. Thursday.

Dear Mr. Rock Star

I wanted to write and let
you know that I have been
a fan of yours for many years...
(decades, actually.) Purchased
a CD of your greatest hits, which
unbeknownst to me turned out
to be live music from one of
your concerts.

Now, the music is excellent,
as usual. You are an amazing
singer, but I do have a request.

As this is a live album, I have
found that I have to periodi-
cally adjust the volume due to
some of the language that you
use between songs. I really
don't want the kids to hear
that kind of language- I think
you understand.

I was wondering, as you are
now a grandpa, (although I
understand that you can still do
back flips!) if you could please,
please, PLEASE! abstain from
using such language in the
future. To help you to remem-
ber this request, I am enclosing
a soap-on-a-rope microphone...

The next time you want to
speak that way in public, you
just think about how it might
taste... 'kay?

Thanks for listening!

God bless you!


A Quote from GKC

"...the humorous look of
children is perhaps the most
endearing of all the bonds that
hold the cosmos together...
(&) give(s) us the most perfect
hint of the humor that awaits us
in the kingdom of heaven."

from "The Dorian Davis Republican Spectacular"

an interview with
Dawn Eden.

Read, "Blogging On
(Four Questions for
Dawn Eden)"

The Dawn Patrol is currently
on hiatus until January
'06, when Dawn's work
will be completed on her
upcoming book,

The Thrill of the Chaste,
due out next October.

Which gives me plenty
of time to shop for more
book shelves!


& I love you like a

sister, too...

Mrs. Brown!


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

He greets us with

His arms wide open!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

He did this...

for us all!

Deja 'view'...

all over again.

Am going to start a
new practice of dis-
playing at the top of
this blog, a posting
that basically "adver-
tises" what it is about.

It may be a previously
posted posting.

This will mostly be for
the benefit of those who
are just happening by.

Hopefully, a blessing for

(hopefully us too:)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Shades of Sherlock!

"Jack the Ripper to be ID'ed?"

From Eric Scheske @

The Daily Eudemon.

(Is it possible? & if so, how
probable could it be?)




Tre(e)s magnifique,

mon Pere!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

from Nancy Brown

over at Flying Stars...

"Who Started Your Church?"

I know this was an important
question for some friends of
mine before they became

Interesting, Mrs. Brown.

Got it bookmarked.

Have to get

a payment out today
for a book I purchased

Read some reviews
for it over at Amazon-
(won it on ebay for less
than ten $$)...
It sounds interesting, and
although I understand that
it is flawed, it was never
meant to be published.

It's a 1st ed. of Dicken's
The Life of Our Lord.

He wrote it for his children,
so it's easy reading...


Will let you know.

Friday, November 04, 2005

from Dan Paden

@ 'No Blog of Significance'...

Read "The Choice of Our
Rulers," in gov't.

In '07, when the
nameless tosses the first
name-calling-mudball to
kick off their presidential
campaign, I'll be over
@ NBOS reading-
(& occasionally laughing
'til I'm crying) Dan's

Mark your calendars...

See you there!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Meet Nancy C. Brown!

from (my all-time

#1 favorite blog:)

Flying Stars,

& (!!!)

the newest member

of the writing staff @

*Gilbert Magazine:)

*(a subscription to Gilbert!

is included with membership to

The American Chesterton Society:)

Amy Welborn

posted an interesting
question over at open book,
for those who have worked
for the Catholic Church.

I am only a choir member,
but I would say that people
are pretty much the same
all over- you would expect
that those involved with the
Catholic Church would some-
how be different, but uh-uh...
that is not always the case.

(The twelve apostles were
'ordinary'... to begin with.
And the wisest priest will say,
"Pray for me")...

We would do well to keep
our eyes fixed on Him, &
pray for His flock-

meaning, of course...
each other.

Snow time

Good morning, [crickets,]

Got up too early again this am.

Haven't made the coffee yet,
but thought I'd say hello :)

Well, was talking to my super-
visor yesterday. She's been
enjoying a film fest of DVD's
this past week- a mix of horror
movies & old shows. She had
quite a few Vincent Price movies,
so I recommended Laura, the
classic flick starring Gene Tierney
and Dana Andrews. Am looking
forward to her review.

This got me thinking about a
movie matinee of my own.

Oldest & I have always enjoyed
certain old movies- I could go
for a Vivien Leigh-Laurence
Olivier-Merle Oberon-Joseph
Cotten marathon right about
now. From Fire Over England
to Wuthering Heights to Lydia
to Caesar and Cleopatra.Throw
in The Divorce of Lady X-
(& some Tracy & Hepburn & Grant
for laughs,) and we're all set.

Now, if only it would snow...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

from Dr. Thursday

Light From the Rosary

@ GKC's Favourite



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