I very much desire this dress: I think it’s about time that the sailor theme was introduced to my life. The photo below my new favorite dress is the hat I just bought from I think, paired with the right cardigan, this could be an ideal Easter outfit. What do you think?     [Read More…]

Guest Post!

A guest post from Rena Black, a friend who is studying at Villanova, regarding the proposed “Freedom of Choice Act”. FOCA: Freedom to Choose Abortion To whom it may concern: I am an academic, an independent voter, a feminist, and a Catholic. Catholics as a whole are not single-issue voters. Theologically, they cannot be, because [Read More…]

5 quick-takes Friday

As I’m actually at work, and coming up with quick-takes in between tasks – thus the five instead of 7.  1. I am making a concerted effort to write – something- everyday. I really feel that God is calling me to write; to use my talent, meager as it is, for his glory. To this [Read More…]

Life… Imagine the Potential

This is a wonderful, slightly ironic ad put out by the Fidelis Center for Law and Policy about our President. Given our president’s views on life, it can be seen a healthy dose of irony. But its a beautiful, well-done ad none the less.  Enjoy! I’ll be praying for the safety of our President, all [Read More…]

quick wisdom

I’m going to share just a short quote from St. John Chrysostom, which a wonderful, faithful couple I know through work sent to us as part of our wedding gift. It’s so beautiful, it bears repeating. Thanks Nick and Christine! “When two become one in Christ, their love can enable them to transcend any limitations [Read More…]

Come to the Water…

I’m going to be blunt. Sometimes its very hard for me to care about poor people. It’s harder to care, and let my own feeling of powerlessness and ineptitude overwhelm me, than it is to just harden my heart to what others suffer. Now, you’d think being a student of ‘social justice’, I would have a [Read More…]

Missing in Action

So I haven’t written anything in just about a month. Because in the past month I have done the following things: Finished finals and papers Mad, rushing wedding plans Flown home for Christmas Survived Christmas with my loco familia Mad, rushing wedding plans GOT MARRIED (January 3,2009) and now I’m in Mexico, sitting by the [Read More…]

What it all boils down to…

Being is always better than non-being.   Either that’s true, or, it isn’t.  Its an either/or, not a both/and.    Just a short reflection. I wrote 11 pages today. I’m fried. [Read more…]

My Life in Photos…

Which is all I have time to post from now until Thursday when my paper is due. After which time I hope to be able to post something significant about Advent.  The Photos: 1. Book Pile #1 2. Book shelf #1 3. me on Thanksgiving with my creation (pumpkin cake) 4. Pumpkin spice cake (yum!)  [Read More…]

Library Day!

In order to avoid keeping my loyal readers in the throes of curiosity any longer, I am happy to share the results of my library crusade. I didn’t find all of the books I was looking for, but I also found a few that I wasn’t. All in all, a pretty good library day. 1). [Read More…]