Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Gilbert Magazine

is on its way, according
to Nancy Brown from
The Blog of the American
Chesterton Society.

Will be watching for it,
Mrs. Brown!

Dr. Thursday

works his tech-magic!


GKC's Favourite:)

An opportunity

to help women who
need help during or
after a pregnancy...

Americans on Call


an online petition to
Stop Planned Parenthood
Tax Funding

if you care to add your
name to the growing
list of people who want
the hundreds of millions
of dollars in tax money
discontinued to an organi-
zation that reap$ it in
with their grim agenda.

Thanks to Dawn Eden

from The Dawn Patrol.

Monday, January 30, 2006


OH MY!!!

Well, dear [crickets]

I have a lot to be
thankful for...
Want to tell you that
I spoke with mine &
my mom's favorite
biographer this

How very, very kind
of him to take the time
to speak with me. I am
quite sure I babbled a
bit, but I didn't want to
take too much of his

Thank You, Lord, for such
a wonderful opportunity!

(& for Ma Bell:)!!!


Tree Hugging Sister

The Coalition of the Swilling
has posted this warning as a

public service...

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saw this movie

as a child...
The Miracle Worker,
with Patty Duke as
Helen Keller, & Anne
Bancroft as her ama-
zing teacher, Annie

When the movie was
over, I went to the
encyclopedia & found
the manual alphabet
that Annie Sullivan had
taught the young Helen

I learned it that evening-
then taught it to my little
brother, & many years
later to my kids.

As a teen, I would some-
times 'sing' along with
some of my favorite music-
(as a result I can spell a lot
faster than I can read-
should've used a mirror:)

Years later, my landlady,
(who was only in her
twenties at the time but
losing her hearing), and
I would watch a show
called Signing with Cindy.
We learned different
songs using the actual
sign language, as well as
the manual alphabet.

Now, every so often,
if I'm singing out loud
& get adamant protests
from my rugrats, I switch
to the manual alphabet,
& start silently singing
in stereo:)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Many years ago, I
read about a short
prayer that we can
say to help those

we care for. I do not
remember its origin-
it may be from Saint

'Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
I love you- save souls.

It's one of my favorite


Merci, mon amie...
to whoever did

& if you visit the
french version of
my blog, & yours
is linked to the right-
click on it to see it en
francais, also!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Just let me know...

when & where...

the book signing's...

going to be...



(link to GKC's Favourite:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

VERY neat!!!

GKC's Favourite
goes *international.

(I suspect Dr. Thursday
will be the first to go
intergalactic, too:)

*as does
The Blog of the American
Chesterton Society.

Tres magnifique,
Mrs. Brown:)

A 'new' poem

posted by Furor
over @
Chesterton and Friends.

by G. K. Chesterton

Monday, January 23, 2006

Dawn Eden posts

information from
the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign,
for women who have
suffered after having
an abortion. There is
also a link to the right.

I wonder how much
time the mainstream
media will give the
pro-life march in D.C.

God bless those who
are striving to stop the
holocaust of abortion!


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Dear Father...

Please watch over &
bless with good health,
nice weather, & safe

Your faithful children
who are marching

May Your Spirit touch
the hearts of those who
have not listened to Your

So that they may under-
stand that life is Your
gift, & Your choice

Not ours.

Thank You,

Lord Jesus.


Please remember

to thank Him!

Another Prayer for Life

Dawn Eden.

From Nancy Brown

@ Flying Stars

An inspirational story
about one of her patients
from her nursing days.

A Great Doctor
Part I
Part II
Part III

(Sounds like she had a
great nurse too, Mrs. Brown:)

Am looking forward
to future installments!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

This one's for you...

Ms. J...

Derek Jeter

by Ylli, whose

portrait art is
available on

& Melodybleu...

This one's for



actually, it's for

but I thought I'd
let you know any-

I will say that I
always thought
that he would
have made an
excellent James

& altho it's only
for a few weeks...

Welcome back,
Mr. Rogers!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Now my mom's

reading this...

& I read at

The Blog of the American
Chesterton Society

that Joseph Pearce will be one

of the speakers at the annual

conference this year...

Mark your calendar!

Want to welcome

a new member to blogdom,
Jodie, whose lovely blog
is called 1 Set of Footprints.

A dear friend, who also happens
to be my supervisor :)

This does mean that from now on,

any and all comments will have to
be Yankee-friendly, as in the team-
(I feign interest also- she does my
evaluations every year:)


Go Yankees!

& Welcome, Ms. J!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Lamb of God
You take away
The sins of the world
Have mercy on us!

The Saint Austin Review

Have not heard from
the editor yet-

Will keep you


(Later, that same

He called!!!

Well, I'm sorry to
say that I wasn't
home at the time-
although it was
probably a blessing
because I don't be-
lieve I could have
put two words to-
gether that made
any sense anyway.

Everything's been
straightened out...

Thank you for all
of your help, and
for taking the time
to call, Mr. Pearce.

God bless you too!


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

From Insight Scoop

of Ignatius Press.

Carl Olson interviews biographer
Joseph Pearce on his new book,
Flowers of Heaven: One Thousand
Years of Christian Verse.


IgnatiusInsight.com: If you had to
tell the ordinary Catholic why they
should read poetry, what would you

Joseph Pearce: I would say that God
speaks to us through the power of
Beauty, not least because He is the
wellspring of all beauty. Good poetry
is the summit of literary beauty. To
ignore poetry is to ignore what God
is trying to say to us through the power
of the creative gift that He gives to the
great poets of Christendom. We ignore
poetry at our peril!

Read the rest

From the ever-vigilant

Dawn Eden,
a link to a
of books that
parents should
be aware are in
the K-12 sections
of our public &
school bibliotheques...


More must-know

info on Planned Parenthood's
(specifically) anti-Catholic
ad campaigns.

Welcome back, Dawn!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A couple of books

my mom is reading...

She just finished this-
(for the second time:)

& now she's reading
this bio.

Actually, it was my mom's
interest in Solzhenitsyn that
led her to discover the bio-
grapher Joseph Pearce,
whereas I first saw him on
EWTN a couple of times, but
had never caught his name.
Finally heard Doug Keck of
Bookmarks introduce his
guest- I couldn't believe that
the interesting young English
gentleman & the biographer
that my mom said was so
excellent (but she had never
seen) were one & the same!

That was coincidence number

Then I found out that he
taught classes at Ave Marie
College in Michigan (at one
my mom's from that area.

If it wasn't for my kids, I
would have moved in with
my favorite aunt & signed
up for classes!

But instead will enjoy
the collection of his books
that my mom has compiled
& shared :)

Monday, January 16, 2006

From the NY Daily News

Would you want your
daughter(s) dating any-
one with
this *philosophy?
(Scroll down & read the
story on Penn & Teller)

Thanks to
Dawn Eden
for the link.

*(The implied criticism
of those who have wisely
decided to save their virgin-
ity for marriage.

This could end up being an
education for some people,
who may not have otherwise
considered it as an option).

Also want to wish Dawn
good luck with her book
on this very subject,
The Thrill of the Chaste,
which is near completion.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


What letter are
we supposed to
be looking for


the DUH-Vinci craze,
(my apologies to

For anyone who
does plan to see the
movie, remember...

Among other things,
there are no monks
in Opus Dei.

I haven't actually
read the book, but
apparently, it's a
comedy. (That 'hid-
den letter' thing is a
riot- what a stretch!)

Anyone interested in
learning about the real
Opus Dei, click on the
link to the right.

Or check out one of
these books at your
local library.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Have mentioned before

that my mom & I
have been slowly
but surely getting
some of our favorite
authors & periodicals
into public & school

One of those publi-
cations is The Saint
Austin Review, which
is linked to the right,
& on the banner below.

Made a call to them
about my mom's sub-
scription, & was told
I'd have to speak to the


Well, he was not in
his office so I left a
message. I'm quite
sure that I made at
least one horrific
grammatical error-
one that I have never
made before in my
life, & am praying
that my message was
coherent otherwise.

Will let you know if
he gets back to me!

Altho I'm afraid I'm
going to get an 'F'
for my poor English!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Found this poster of
The Good Shepherd
at CatholicPosters
for only $5.00...

It's one of my favorite
works- I've told Bh if
I ever win the lottery,
I'll probably have a
'lotto grotto'...


Tuesday, January 10, 2006


got a new album out :)
Another guy I XOXOX


Last time I saw him he
was on EWTN...

His new music is
excellent- Bh has
it playing on 'Rhapsody'

Guess it's time for a
new CD...

Bronx in Blue

A new site

on the right-
The Map Guy...

Thanx to
Dr. Thursday
for the link :)

Monday, January 09, 2006

We're ALL

Welcome! ! !

print by Chiu

By G. K. Chesterton

Dawn's post today on
the regretfully regretful
reactions to babies who
have survived abortions,
brought this sketch to


Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A sad story in the news

this am about a
fifteen year old girl
who threw her baby
away in a garbage
can & left it to die
in the cold.

& over at
The Dawn Patrol,
what our children
are taught life is
worth, in $$$ &
no sense-
by an organization
that receives a
sizeable portion of our
tax dollars...

(Thy Will, not mine
Be Done!)

Friday, January 06, 2006

For anyone who has read

the Davinci Code,
Nancy Brown has
started a discussion
over @
The Blog of the American
Chesterton Society.

I haven't read the book
altho I know it's popular
among the easily led,
which is a very scary thing
considering what their
permanent address could
end up being for blasphe-
ming Christ. So, what we
are obligated to pray for
is that everyone involved
with this actually studies
the Church & her history.


Thursday, January 05, 2006

iMonk gives thumbs up

to Insight Scoop,
ranking it the #1
blog of 2005...

He's also listed
Amy Welborn's
open book as
another one of
his favorite
Catholic blogs
to read-
(internetmonk is
not a Catholic)...

Congrats to both
of these blogs for
their excellent

All three blogs
are linked to the

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Prayers, please...

for Melodybleu
& her mom, who
is not well.

Thank you!!!

(feel better quick,
Mrs. T!)

An interesting list

compiled by Carl Olson
over @
Insight Scoop. It
contains recommended

reading by some excellent
authors, including one of
my mom's faves, biographer
Joseph Pearce, (she's got

a pile of his books for me:),
& a most interesting Chest-
ertonian, Dale Ahlquist.

(Melodybleu, do you still
read a book-a-night?)

Check it out...
there's 'lockers-full'!


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Prayers for the miners

& others in need

at this time...

Sunday, January 01, 2006


mocking the fact that

I don't have a green


Over @

The tropics and other stuff.

FINE... laugh away...

Glad I could be of



Prayers to ring in the new...

or for anytime

of the year!


GKC's Favourite.

From the NY Daily News

Dawn Eden's 'Blog On.'

Excellent post with some

excellent suggestions for

the New Year.


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