Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy this
e-card from

The Pixie Pit,

Melodybleu & I
have been playing

Scrabble online
for years.

Polish Madonna

Another favorite. It is said
that Mary would do the laundry
the day before the Sabbath, so
everything would be spotlessly
clean for the next day.

This magnet, or a framed copy
of this painting, can be found

at (link)

By Joe LeClerc

Warrior angel.

.............Don’t mess with him jim.

.........................He kicked Lucifer down through the stars

till Luc hit ground in the basement - boiler blazin.

Who is God? Mike asked.

...................................................Not you, numbnutz!

Nor me…,

............................but I aspire to fight the right side of

The Warrior Angel.

A Question from an email

from Barbara Beyer Malley:

"These comments make me

very, very happy. I have been
feeling sad because for some
reason, my new activity book,
Read Me a Rhyme, Please, has
not done well since publication
a year ago. It may be because
it is much longer than the first
two and therefore much more
expensive. But the publisher
kept saying, "The longer the
better." I would appreciate
feedback. I know the poems
are wonderful. Could it be
that the illustrations are off-
putting because some are too
much like cartoons? Thank you
dear people for lifting my spirits.

Jeeves, Jr."

Well, in my opinion $19.95 is not
an outrageous price for an activity
book of this quality - an excellent
teaching tool that can be used over
& over again for instruction, & for
the introduction of both reader &
listener to the ever-enchanting
verse of Ernestine Cobern Beyer.

Barbara has, for quite a while now,
allowed me to publish her mother's
work on this blog. For the month
of October, 'spooky' poems will once
again be featured.

For anyone interested, search this
blog for the poetry of Ernestine
Cobern Beyer - & please comment
if you find yourself enchanted by

the work of this woman, who sang
with Enrico Caruso before giving up
singing to raise her family, provided
additional income by her published
verse, & received an award from
the National League of American
Penwomen in the early seventies,
before she passed away...

& are as confused as I am as to why

she has remained a virtually unknown
American treasure.

I thank you again for taking the time
to be delighted by her delightful work,
which will continue to be posted here,
so long as I'm a-bloggin'!

The Pieta

by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy-
( 3/10/14 - 5/5/88 ).

Below are figurines based on
her scissor-cutting silhouette

& this link to a biographical (&
rather amusing!) article, written
with love by her exceptional
student, Dan Paulos, about the
life of his sweet-faced mentor:)

The picture below is linked to
Alibris, and some of the books
that Sr. Dorcy wrote &/or

contributed to.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Was married on

the grounds

almost twenty-five
years ago:)

Thanks to Carolina
Cannonball @

The Crescat

for the
neat photos!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Obtained this masterpiece

of cinematic art recently:

Moulin Rouge (1952) -

Starring the great
Jose Ferrer
(who won the Best Actor Oscar)
as the great French painter,

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Not to be confused with the
recent movie of the same name,
which was not a remake.

October marches on

Time to listen to & vote for
our favorite weekly podcast,
Episode #100 of:

Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!

Follow the link to vote at
Podcast Alley -

Email verification required.

Anybody else having a
difficult time connecting
to the podcast?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Excellent coverage

of this past weekend's
Chesterton conference
over at:

Chesterton and Friends,


View from the choir's

Lee Strong.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Love the man...

But not his politics.

Catholics Against Rudy.

A confession...

I went to a Chesterton conference
this past weekend, with the most
wonderful speakers…

Included were two of my favorites -
Dale Ahlquist,the President of the
American Chesterton Society & host
of G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of
Common Sense on EWTN (usually on
Sunday @ 9PM ET & Thursday @
10AM ET) & dear biographer & editor
of The Saint Austin Review, Joseph

All I can say is, pardon me…

but I'll be doing a lot of this

:) :) :) !!!

for a while!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Got this from


Catholic Answers Forums,

where I've been spending some

time lately - usually in the


A lotta fun - hope to see you there -
registration is free, & OPEN TO

Are you smarter than

a preschooler?

Study the bus above...

which way is it traveling - to the left,
or to the right?

Get the 'right' answer from Michelle





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