Is there something wrong with me

. . . that I do not find this irritating at all?It sounds like a cross between one of those nutty medieval instruments -- what is it called, a flageoblat or something --  and those straw kazoos we used to make.  You know how to do that, right?  Just bite down on the end of a plastic drinking straw to flatten it, cut the corners off to make a "reed" to vibrate against itself, and blow hard.  Yeah, like this:With some experimentation, you can figure out where to cut holes to play an … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Ten ways to raise pro-life kids

. . . without having to get off your hiney and go out in the horrible, freezing cold. … [Read more...]

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MY. HUSBAND. IS. BLOGGING.

Oh, the internets just got a little Fisherier.  My husband has been writing much longer than I have, and finally put together a blog featuring a bunch of the weekly columns he does for his paper.  Gosh, if only someone had thought of this sooner, like years ago, like his wife or something!  I'm crossing my fingers that he will continue to put up little vignettes like this one from the other night, in which we discover that our house is so weird and creepy that not even the guy who flipped his ca … [Read more...]

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First day on my new treadmill

I was like this:But I went 1.45 miles at an average of 3 MPH, watched 2.4 episodes of Wonder Pets, and burned enough calories to make up for, like, an egg or something.  Before you know it, I'll be like Detective Greg Medavoy: I turn sideways, and people question where I went.But seriously, I am feeling much better, physically and emotionally.  Thanks for your prayers, you guys, and back atcha.   … [Read more...]

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Why abortion workers love those graphic images

Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa posted this excellent article from New Wave Feminists on Facebook.  It's an open letter she wrote to a fellow who insists that it's essential to use large, graphic photos of aborted babies outside abortion clinics. There ensued a lively discussion about whether or not this practice is (a) appropriate and (b) effective.  The fellow to whom the open letter was addressed boasted that he's been a pro-life warrior for twenty years, and insisted that it was both right and eff … [Read more...]

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Eight Reasons Not to Use Graphic Images at the March for Life

[This post originally appeared on The National Catholic Register on January 22, 2013.  Comments there are closed; comments here are closed.  I will not respond to any emails about this topics.  Anyone who comments about it on any other thread, here or at the Register, will be banned.  As I said on today's other post about graphic images, I spend part of every day crying for my lost baby, and I am not up for another round of hearing that I’m not really pro-life.  I have already heard what you have … [Read more...]

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I hate to see that evening sun go down.

Best title I could come up with to point you toward this Tumblr, whose curator simply explains: "I search craigslist for photos of mirrors for sale and post them here." PIC PIC PIC  via Gawker.  Mirrors are awfully strange -- even stranger when we are trying to look at them, not into them.  Such a world full of looking without seeing, showing without meaning.  The trees seem to be all right, though.PIC Did you know that when trees get old, th … [Read more...]

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