why being a parent rocks …

... because childless couples can't pilfer their kids candy when they aren't looking. … [Read more...]

my poor neglected Orthodox week…

... I apologize at the frequency, or lack there of, in which blog has been updated. This being my favorite time of year I make every free opportunity a chance to get out of the house and make day trips. Plus with the semester winding down and the Holidays gearing up my schedule is on the upswing. So hopefully, while the quantity may be lacking maybe you'll find the quality making up for that... though that is highly unlikely. It is me after all. In the meantime, feast you eyes on this crescat … [Read more...]

did you know…

...visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead during the Octave of All Saints' Day, November 1 through November 8, will gain a plenary indulgence that can be applied to the souls in purgatory. … [Read more...]

Fr. Z’s followers introduce their snappy new uniforms…

For Thom and Fr. Erik. I simply couldn't resist. … [Read more...]

continuing the weekly theme…

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office experiment …

Question: How long can I sit slumped over at my desk before any one notices?Answer: 1 hour and 45 minutes. … [Read more...]

welcome to America, now speak English…

... the above seems to be the pervasive thought when we are asked to "please press one for English". Admittedly, I have had my moments. In the past I have even been challenged for not speaking Spanish. I always resented the assumption that I should know it because my last name was Fernandez. Yet, here I am at thirty four years of age reconsidering my previous attitude and deciding once and for all that I am going to learn Spanish. What prompted this "unpatriotic" decision?I had a patient who … [Read more...]

Orthodox week…

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charitable giving …

... did you know when you give money to a charity only a small percentage actually goes to the intended recipient? But when you donate here, at the top of the side bar, 100% of your donations goes to me... that poor blogging single mom/nursing student who has soiled two pairs of scrubs with other people's bodily fluids and is in desperate need of a thrid pair... and an oil change... and a refill of plavix so I don't drop dead. If you appreciate what you see and read here, please consider a … [Read more...]


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