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)-


Ford * Lincoln * GM.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Prayer...

for a
pal... (link)

Lord Jesus,

Please look after Your
faithful servant Terry,

Thank You,


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:)


CafePress. (link)

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

Sainthood Press Shop. (link)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


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:)

Mrs. Brown,
Dr. Thursday,
Dawn Eden,
BMP & Shamus O,
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)

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
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)


site (link)

designed by a
"Saint"- (link)

"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! ****

Read all about it!

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

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 @ (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

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


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

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,

*Abbey-Roads, (link:)


*The Daily Eudemon. (link)


Yay! & I'm now a member of
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,
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?

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?

13. Do you remember your favorite


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


15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
opening presents

17. What tops your tree?
a star

18. Which do you prefer- giving or

receiving =]

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
too many

20. Candy canes?

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


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,

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 :(


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sweeps week at Abbey-Roads...



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...

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-


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