Kerning

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From the brilliant mind of xkcd. I know kerning’s made my life a living hell more than once. [Read more...]

Quick Look: “My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking” by John Besh

My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking by John Besh My rating: 3 of 5 stars I requested this from the library after hearing The Catholic Foodie talk about it with great enthusiasm. To be sure, Jeff Young is generally enthusiastic, but I’m always up for a book that encourages people to cook [Read More...]

I could watch this man read all day long.

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Clark Gable reads, via the consistently entertaining Awesome People Reading. [Read more...]

The Con is On: Reviewing “White Cat” by Holly Black

Found this via SFFaudio, as a free audio book from Random House. Here’s the review that I wrote for them. I wake up barefoot, standing on cold slate tiles. Looking dizzily down. I suck in a breath of icy air. Above me are stars. Below me, the bronze statue of Colonel Wallingford makes me realize [Read More...]

Night of the Confessor: Objective, Subjective, and God

Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty by Tomas Halik My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a dense book … so much so, as far as I can tell, that even the back cover blurb forces the reader to slow down, absorb it, and think. Night of the Confessor [Read More...]

In which Number Ten Ox and Master Li encounter a tiger, a dragon, and a ghost.

Bridge of Birds is back at Forgotten Classics. Get it while it’s hot! [Read more...]

It’s a Little Nuts Around Here

BTW, gonna be scarce for a few days. Our parish’s Beyond Cana marriage enrichment retreat lost their spiritual directors (work conflict) for the retreat this weekend and Tom and I are the only back ups. So it’s a little nuts around here right now since it begins tomorrow and we’ve got to get free of [Read More...]

Julie bought a life-size Johnny Depp doll, and Scott got a little uncomfortable …

… Luckily, they had a movie called Lars and the Real Girl to talk about. At A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. [Read more...]

Lord, Open My Heart: Daily Scriptural Reflections for Lent by Julie Davis

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I know it is too early to be talking about Lent, really. I’m so excited by this booklet though that I just had to mention it now. I thought I was ghostwriting this for Creative Communications for the Parish. Now I see that they have my name on the cover. Woohoo! These are brief day-by-day [Read More...]

Art to Read By

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Comfy painted by Karin Jurick [Read more...]


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