Saturday, December 30, 2006

:)

I'm a Ford Mustang!



You're an American classic -- fast, strong, and bold. You're not snobby or pretentious, but you have what it takes to give anyone a run for their money.


"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.



This was fun! I totally love this car!
I actually had a four-speed '69 Mach One -
not brand new, but it was my second car
(both I'd bought & paid for myself) -

after an accident totalled my first car,
which was a small one...


I have a lot of stories I could tell about
that car - how the speedometer didn't work,
how I forgot to turn off the reverse back-up
switch & got pulled over - oh, the list goes
on & on!

Thanks to
Terry (link) for the link,
& the memories! :)

A New Year's "Meme"

suggestion from
Abbey-Roads. (link)

Who would you select as
Man/Woman of the Year?

& why?

An answer to a request

for the full scoop on
the Apocrypha... (link)

Thanks to
Phatcatholic Apologetics - (link)

for the excellent references.

A Tribute

to our former President,

Gerald R. Ford, (link)-

from:

Ford * Lincoln * GM.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Prayer...

for a
pal... (link)

Lord Jesus,

Please look after Your
faithful servant Terry,

Thank You,

Amen.

Christmas Greetings from



















"Any one thinking of
the Holy Child as born in December
would mean by it exactly
what we mean by it:
that Christ is not merely
a summer sun of the prosperous
but a winter fire for the unfortunate."
G. K. Chesterton


It's never too early to

plan for next year:)

From

CafePress. (link)

Art by Zach Brissett, whose
work is also available at the

Sainthood Press Shop. (link)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

It's

he-re! (link)

Episode #61 of

Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)...

The Christmas Special.

& the
iPadre Catholic Podcast (link)
is another well worth looking into,
too -

which can also be voted for
@
Podcast Alley, (link) if you'd
like to show your support.

A Story of Hope

for this Christmas season -

from Ronnie @
Thank God It's Friday. (link)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Christmas Wish




















from Father Frank Pavone

of Priests for Life. (link)

& some interesting facts on stats,


from: Dad 29. (link)

A Very Merry, Blessed Christmas

to all of my blogging buddies:)

Melodybleu,
Mrs. Brown,
Dr. Thursday,
Dawn Eden,
Terry:)
Michelle,
BMP & Shamus O,
Merle,
Thomas,
Nick,
Carolina C,
THS & Mr. B,
Eric Scheske,
Joe & Co.
D. Paden,
Mrs. Bogle,

& special visitors:
Barbara Beyer Malley,
Kathleen Malley-Morrison,
Sean D,
Mr. A,
J. Pearce...

(& all you other
dear hearts linked
on the right:)

Shhh! Don't tell Wendy...
























it's a surprise!

(This means you too,
Monsieur LeClerc:)

It's from the
It's Better In Latin (link)

collection
I found through fellow

warm & fuzzy trad (link)

Carolina Cannonball at
The Crescat. (link)

Remind me to ask her if I can
link the
neat logo (link) on the right...

So neat!

is this Christmas greeting
from:
Dawn Eden (link)

as she embarks
on her book tour for:
The Thrill of the Chaste. (link)

& my many thanks
for the mention!

:)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Got my Gilbert:)








Oh yay!

The latest issue isn't all that late!

It's the Oct/Nov.
Sword Edition - (link),

& considering I'm usually a bit
behind schedule, it's arrived in a
nick of time!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Liked this...

too:) (link)

H/T to
Christus Vincit. (link)

Like

this
site (link)

designed by a
"Saint"- (link)

that's
"Chaste" based. (link)

Advent Chants 3: Rorate Caeli

Episode #60 (link) is the third &
last part in the series from the

Christus Vincit Anywhere!
podcast. (link)


I confess that Shamus O. knows
Latin a lot better than I do. The
extent of my knowledge is pretty
much limited to these signs - just
follow the
links - (link)...

(Well, maybe I know a little
more than that:)

Monday, December 18, 2006

*Extra!*

**** Extra! ****

Read all about it!

The curtain's gone up!
on the third scene of:

an
the Ghost of Christmas
Future looks a lot better
in red lipstick than I do!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

From a Most Amazing Writer ~

Part II (link)

of an *interview with
dear Mr. "Ask Terry,"

a la Dickens.

& for some reason, I've
developed the urge to
wear an oversized pair
of sunglasses, but I
can't explain it!


*eating & drinking is
not recommended, although
a hankie might come in handy...

Another favorite...






















Upon this Rock, (link)
a striking piece by
Matthew Paoletti-

whose work is available @
CatholicPosters.com... (link)

The Classic Dickens Tale...

retold... part I... (link)

Neat clip of

Dawn Eden- (link)
whose book for adults,


The Thrill of the Chaste, (link)
is in bookstores now.


Congrats, Dawn!

Great work:)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Interesting post

regarding an interesting
interview with Terry from
Abbey-Roads. (link)

& fer cryin' out loud!
why can't we comment
yet?

Terry, I've been trying for
days, & I see that some of
your commenters can get
through, but I'm not one
of them.

Sheesh!

Well, I'm going to check the
Blogger Status page & see if
there's an update - the only
comments I've been able to
leave are mostly Haloscan -

Oh well - we all have our off
days/weeks... they must have
a lot of maintanence, & they
really are very good about
helping if you email them with
a particular problem.

PS to Terry:

Can't wait for your (other)
interview with the NC Register -
which I woulda toldya if I coulda!

:)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Episode #59

of
Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)

is Part II of a three-part series
for Advent.

& if you haven't yet voted for
Shamus & Co. @ Podcast Alley for
the month of December, there's
still time - just follow the link.

*Actual stardate: Tuesday, 12/12

To my dear beta friends-

I can't log in to comment- please
excuse the unintentional snub...

Anyone else having that problem?

* I just don't have the time to
readjust my posts right now.

A few practical tips

for the Christmas season,
from:


*Abbey-Roads, (link:)

&

*The Daily Eudemon. (link)

&...

Yay! & I'm now a member of
the:
League of Warm and Fuzzy
Traditionalists (link)


My thanks to Carolina Cannon-

ball @
The Crescat (link)

for her invaluable assistance
in making my transition from
'ordinary,' to 'warm & fuzzy,'
a smooth one. ~


*no drink zones

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Another addition















to the right-
G. K. Chesterton: The Blue Cross
with Study Guide,
(link)
by
Nancy Carpentier Brown.

The complete text of Chesterton's
Father Brown story is included.

& thanks to Mrs. B. for the ok
to post, too:)

A Christmas Meme

Terry from Abbey-Roads, (link)
was tagged by
Ms. Catherine of Alexandria (link)
for a meme that he passsed along to me &
Don Marco from
Vultus Christi. (link)

Then, BMP from
Christus Vincit, (link)
passed the same meme along.

But a mischievous elf answered all the questions

for me instead!


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
hot chocolate


2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them
under the tree?
wrap them


3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored on both.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put your decorations up?
whenever we have the chance

6. What is your favorite holiday dish
(excluding dessert)?
excluding desserts? they're the best part!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:

hearing Santa in the night

8. When and how did you learn the truth
about Santa?

what truth?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
usually one

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
i put the ornaments on it

11. Snow? Love it or dread it?
love it

12. Can you ice skate?
no


13. Do you remember your favorite
gift?

no

14. What's the most exciting thing
about the holidays for you?

presents


15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
everything

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
opening presents

17. What tops your tree?
a star

18. Which do you prefer- giving or
receiving?

receiving =]

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
too many

20. Candy canes?
ew

21. What is your favorite
Christmas movie?
a christmas story, elf

Thanks for the tag, guys- it was
fun, and now I'm passing this meme
along to whoever reads it.
~

Click the pics

for the story...













& stats...












& please pray for all involved.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Home

By J. O. LeClerc

The necklaced silver crucifix
sign of most raw unbroken courage
my medal given for all my fists
and broken bones and kicks
my marathon hard road haul back
yes, back to my natural heritage

I was lost, I was lost, I was lost
I was lost and then found my right hand again
in the holy gift of natural marriage
but my once white and happy heart
was speckled in the spider dust of coal
breathed in demon mines, the chimney
soot of life's daily carnage

and I coughed with most awkward talk
broken by a violent, wild, childish, angry mind
anger there was in my very limbs
but coal toned clouds were broken
with the miracle spear shaft light
thrown by the javelinist, the cross man. Him.

Then could I read the Mary word
the Mary white word of the Mary teared cross
and then my list of loss and loss and loss and loss
disappeared like the erasure
of the devil's scribbled anti-hymn

an then I could go home, go home
and breathe fresh, breathe beauty fresh pure air
God given exhilirant, articulate,
immaculate holy oxygen.

Episode # 58:

Advent Chants 1:
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,
(link)


of the
Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)

weekly podcast is ready. If you would

care to show your support by voting at
Podcast Alley for the monthly tally,
follow their link.

An email addy is required to verify
your vote.

This week is part one of a three part
series for Advent - enjoy!

Unbelievable :(

(link)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sweeps week at Abbey-Roads...

was

(ahem!)

last week... (link)


(sorry for the glitch in time, Terry!)

A short review

I wrote for Dawn Eden's book:

The Thrill of the Chaste, (link)

is up at Amazon.

I didn't realize those of us who
pre-ordered would receive it

before it got to the stores. It
works out well, 'cause the local
library now has a copy, & I found
out that another library already
has it on the shelf...

Congratulations,
Dawn! (link:)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Quote from GKC

"The truth is, of course,
that the curtness of the
Ten Commandments is
an evidence, not of the
gloom and narrowness of
a religion, but, on the con-
trary, of its liberality and
humanity. It is shorter to
state the things forbidden
than the things permitted:
precisely because most
things are permitted, and
only a few things are for-
bidden."





Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Podcast #57:

The Evolution of Christus Vincit
(Not us! Hymn!) (link)


is playing as we speak!

Only shhh! Don't tell Shamus,
who has been having problems
with that snow machine of his...

but earlier, I inadvertently turned
*it off when I enlarged the sheet
music-

*(That is, the podcast- not the snow machine!)

An old memory

with a new beginning,
from
Nick's Bytes. (link)

I love the longer intro- and for
anyone who doesn't care for the
words to the song, which Nick
aptly explained- try watching
with the sound off...

&
this, too (link) is from Nick.

PS

Do click-on that last link- I guarantee
you that it won't be...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Great posts

at the
Leaflet Missal Blog... (link)

The first one, (or rather the

last one) posted was written
by one of the blog host's (Terry)
co-workers, on:
Blessed Miguel Pro, 20th Century
Martyr and Priest-
(link)


Check out the exquisite painting,
done by Terry, and the photos of
this extraordinary man who lived
and died for God.

Then, scroll down & read some
commentary on the latest news
& gossip, including H'wood couple
of the moment- TomKat- & yes I
agree that they are beautiful, but
no, I didn't notice the dress, sorry...

&, while you're there, do tell Terry
I said, "Hi!" :)

Lifted this
























from:
Mark Shea, (link)...

who got it from:
The Ironic Catholic. (link)

Click on the pic once or twice-
that should enlarge it. I don't
know how Mark Shea did it- he
must be some kind of computer
whiz- I did try, but just can't
figure it out...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy T. Day!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

Philadelphia
The Northeast
The Midland
The South
Boston
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes







This is a fun quiz I lifted from

Christus Vincit (link)...

It's fairly accurate- I have relatives

who say "pop" - although people from

around here call it "soda"... & as my

mom & dad are from two different

parts of the country, any "accent"

is a blend of both.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Listen to & enjoy

Episode #56 (link)

of

Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)


& read the review written up at
The Royal School of Church Music. (link)
for our favorite podcast...
here. (link)

PS
Check out the notes on

Johnny Proctor, (link)
while you're there.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A whole lotta

fun! (link)

+

The double-nickels

episode of

Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)

is ready when you are!


P.S. to BMP...

But I wish the speed-limit was still 55!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's deja view

all over again...

from
The Daily Eudemon (link)

&

The Judge Report, (link)

Specifically, the link to Dawn

Eden's promo for her new book,
The Thrill of the Chaste, (link)
due out next month.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Grade:

A+++

Content: 10 (out of 10)
Form: 10

Regarding a comment left by
Ray from the:
Stella Borealis
Catholic Roundtable
(link)


at a post on:
Abbey-Roads (link)

relating to an article in the:
National Catholic Register (link)

written by Eric Scheske from:
The Daily Eudemon. (link)

(Guess I'd rate an 'F' for the run-on sentence)...

A comment from

a fan of Ernestine Cobern Beyer's
wonderful poetry,
(link)

prompted me to comment that

Ernestine wrote verse for many
years, and received an award
from The National League of
American Penwomen for the
best religious poem, "The Pool,"
in the early seventies. It was
presented to her at the House
of Representatives and was
noted in the Congressional
Record- this shortly before her
death in December of 1972.

Ernestine's daughter, Barbara
Beyer Malley, who has gener-
ously shared much of her mother's
work with me- wrote that her
mother had been a singer who
sang with Enrico Caruso- giving it
up to raise her family. Which is
also when she started writing.

Barbara mentioned that her mom
sounded a lot like a singer named
Lily Pons- her mom having been a
"coloratura soprano, one of the
few who could faultlessly reach
E above high C."

(Wow- I can barely reach E above
middle C)...

Well, I want to ask, before I start
looking for info on Lily Pons- if
anyone is familiar with her music?
If so, what would you recommend?

& many thanks in advance:)

The monthly article










St. John the Evangelist- by Guido Reni.
From
AllPosters. (link)















from Eric Scheske @ the NC Register
on 'Bloggers and their books'...

One of the subjects touched upon is
the patron saints some bloggers choose-
here's my pick.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Coverage of

last week's Coming Home
Network Conference abounds-
but I can't get my links to work
right now:p

So please read auntie joanna writes,
linked on the right, & follow her
excellent links (some included in her
comments) for the great coverage
& pix. There are also suppose to
be tapes of the speakers, including
authors Joanna Bogle & Joseph
Pearce, although I'm not sure if
they're available yet...

Will work to fix my links- & keep
my fingers X'ed that the tapes will
be available in time for Christmas:)

Related to a

comment below, here is a
list of organizations (link)
that apparently aren't what
they claim to be...

From
Michigan Catholic. (link)

Episode # 54

of

Christus Vincit Anywhere! (link)

is up & running, with links to other
podcasts available in the show notes-

& prayers for show host BMP (& Mrs.
BMP, too!) - who's undergoing some
necessary tests tomorrow, that all is
very well-

God bless!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Heheh

Heh! (link:)

+
...


Great news!
...

Nick's back! (link:)


Thanks Thomas!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's: A Carnival for All the Saints

(& All the Souls, Too!)... on

Episode 53 of
Christus Vincit
Anywhere! (link)


& Yay!


It's November & time to
vote at Podcast Alley for our faves-
check the show notes for the link.

CVA

Pier One

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