I should be grading instead of blogging right now, but a deadline’s a deadline, and you know how bosses can be.
Two etymological tidbits jumped out at me recently. The first was an article in the Register about Governor Jerry Brown in California siding with the Bishops in vetoing a bill that would expand the statute of limitations on abuse cases. Within the article was the following:
Ok, I’m about to say that thing you’re never supposed to say. You ready?
Losing baby weight is tough.
Since I’m finally feeling better after being sick for the first two months of Pete’s life, I thought it’d be fun to have some family pictures taken for our Christmas card. When the photographer sent me the email with the pictures, I had to take a deep breath. Maybe...
Call it the Great Switcheroo. Although there have been any number of periods in our national history that have left us Americans enthused, depressed, horrified, or upset, there has surely never been any moment as bewildering – as gobsmackingly topsy-turvy – as the one we find ourselves in right this moment. Future historians will duly note and much remember the astonishing events of early...
Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a copy of Witnesses to Mystery, a lavish coffee table style book written by Grzegorz Gorny with photographs by Janusz Rosikon. To say I was enthralled from the first moment I opened it would be an understatement. In one volume, these two have managed to capture the horror and the beauty, the mystery and the science of Christ’s Passion and...
Have you ever stared at a crucifix, waiting – almost daring – for Jesus to speak to you through the image? Or recalling the story of Elijah, listening intently in a gentle breeze for the voice of God? Ever been disappointed that you haven’t seen the sun dance or been able to walk on water?
Yeah – me neither… er, wait…
I’m going to go out on a limb...
Happy Thanksgiving! It seems that the appropriate thing to write about for today is food. That is what I have been thinking about and planning for weeks. Though I do think about food most hours of everyday (except when my children are asleep and no one is asking me for a snack). It is one of those things essential to our survival, but there is also an element of ethics to preparing a nice...