Monday, November 26, 2007

Egyptian Watercolors

Giza. Inside the Granite Temple (11x14)

Janet Hamill (link)


Recent acquisitions

of a poet friend:


recent interview (link)
with the books' author, Joseph

Pearce which originally appeared
in the
Ediciones Palabra, (link)
following the release of the
translation of his book,
Literary Converts. (link)

By Joe LeClerc


white nights glimmer pink champagne’s
......pyrotechnique sparkle glamour throne
..............woven blanketique astral sewn twinkle
....................patterns - each blink a wink connected the eye needs a line - draughtsman’s, nymph hidden, swans y los toros
........................................bidden - all to populate enormous sphere’s
...............................................interior surface - terra unsun - those in darkness

...../spy bright glories - enlightened eyes see infinite

blue or clouded azure

who threw the ball?

- so much blazing mystery within

A Pachabel Connection?

Between recent pop hits &
the melancholy 'Canon in D'?

Whether you hear it or not,
the question was posed as a
result of an interesting
(& entertaining) post from
Dawn Eden @

The Dawn Patrol.

& if you have the time...

while you surf, then
listen to:

Catholicism: The Heart
of History,- (link:)

with Joanna & Jamie Bogle,
from EWTN.

New to my library

The Adoremus Hymnal,


No Place for God,
by Moyra Doorly -

Which was recommended
to me by
Joseph Pearce,
biographer & editor
of the
Saint Austin Review -
(at the recent
I was fortunate
enough to attend).

Am finding the book on
church architecture inter-
esting. I haven't finished
it yet, but will say that while
I understand that recent
church architecture (unfor-
tunately) reflects the recent
age, we have to acknowledge
that, whether we like the
design or not, He's still there.

Imo, like everything else made
by man throughout history, only
some are exceptional to behold.
This is my opinion. Beauty, practi-
cality & content aren't always
found altogether. If today's
churches do not seem reverent,
well - the content is still there.
The function is the same, even
if it's not awe-inspiring to behold.

As a child, I vaguely remember

altar railings - but mostly attended
Holy Mass in the gymnasium/
cafeteria of the local Catholic
school after the beautiful
church building was sold.

Grew tired of the guitar-strumming
minstrels with their sweet but simple

Would read all the readings for
the day before Mass even started,
then sit staring at the incredible
Crucifix on the wall next to me,
where I'd always sit in the back.

And as mundane as it all seemed,
you could tell that He was there.
& the reverence, though expressed
somewhat differently, was still
there, too.

Couldn't resist the book of
music - got the choir edition
which is helpful as I'm an alto
& need it for the parts.

Both from
Ignatius Press.

Liking the prettiful

prayer shawls, *hand made
& available from:

Trinity Stores.

*And the sales help provide
an income for the families of the
women who make them.

An excellent site

that has done excellent work,
over the years.

I would encourage any regular
internet user to get in the habit
of checking it regularly... their
work is essential, has helped a
great many people, & continues
to help solve as well as prevent,
further tragedies, thank God...

& may God bless the difficult
work that they have to do.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Honey... :)

From Terry @

Abbey Roads.

Happy Birthday! :)

to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday dear lifelong pal


Happy Birthday to you!!! :)

Briefly, MB & I have known
each other for over forty years.

Her interests are vast & varied -
She introduced me to most of the
music that I have loved for a life-
time, from classic to rock - & now
on her blog she continues to post
fast & furious on much of what
she cares & is concerned about...

& if I didn't know it was her blog
& I read it, I'd know it was hers:)

HB Jen, &
God bless you!!!!!


Someone translated
this blog into



(& thanks!)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Many thanks to whoever translated this...

Praying that the local public library
adds Nancy Brown's study guide:
G. K. Chesterton: The Blue Cross
to its collection. It's a wonderful

introduction to the Father Brown
detective series by GKC, written
for students in grades 8-12...

(I got my own copy anyway:)

Good work, Mrs. Brown!


Congratulations, Mrs. Brown!
Your published work will be
added to the adult collection:) this!

星期天, 2006 年3月26 日




G. K. Chesterton: 藍色十字架



偵探系列由GKC, 被寫



好工作, 布朗夫人!


祝賀, 布朗夫人!



From Michelle

the Mermaid, an interesting
book recommendation on the
subject of unnecessary
consumer consumption...

Affluenza: When Too Much
Is Never Enough,

by Clive
Hamilton & Richard Deniss -

Read all about it, over at


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Follow the links...


Chesterton and Friends, (link)

to hear the voices of C. S. Lewis,


G. K. C.

Happy 10th Birthday!

to Gilbert Magazine! :)

(From the cover):

A man's soul is as full
voices as a forest, there
are ten thousand tongues
there like all the tongues
of the trees: fancies, follies,
memories, madnesses,
mysterious fears, and
more mysterious hopes. -
G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Love Letter

from God to us,
posted by:



Catholic Answers Forums -

(Registration is free, & open
to everyone!)

Please remember in your prayers

the family of young wife &
mother, blogger

Carmen San Diego...

who passed away the
morning of October 30th
of Sceroderma. She was 34.

Thanks to
St. Nick for
his continued posting on her
condition, & for passing along
the info on the
Scleroderma Foundation,
where donations can be sent
in her memory.


Pier One

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