son of a crescat…

... up to his typical antics again. … [Read more...]

The Way…

Thanks, Marc. This made my night. … [Read more...]

Camino update….

... I haven't seen the Blessed Virgin Mary in my toast yet telling me otherwise, so I suppose that means my plans to walk the Way of St. James are still on. For those who are serious about going with me, here is the information I have thus far.In October 2013, I will be walking the entire Camino Frances route, starting from St. Jean Pied de Port, on the French side of the Pyrenees and finishing about 35 days and 780km later in Santiago, Spain.Do not be dissuaded if you are unable to walk … [Read more...]

I’m number five…

... the results are in and as predicted I did not win. However, much to my surprise I came in 5th for People's Choice and Best Blog By A Woman. I was delighted to see I was 3rd in Most Entertaining, just below The Ironic Catholic. … [Read more...]

perceived persecution, negativity, and pseudo theologians, oh my…

... some time ago I enabled comment moderation. Today I disabled anonymous commenting. By removing the immediate satisfaction of having a nasty comment published the nasty comments decreased in number. And really, I'm under no obligation to publish a comment, even if you email me demanding I do so. I really don't like how the internet has created an environment conducive to combativeness. It makes it too easy for people to say things to others they would never dream of saying to someone's face, … [Read more...]

Still taking nominations…

... you have one more week left to make your nominations in the 2011 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards. … [Read more...]

Victor Borisov-Musatov …

... Woman in Blue, c. 1903 … [Read more...]

Assisi…

... on my return trip to Italy, I am adding Assisi to the agenda.*new feature, Wanderlust Wednesday. … [Read more...]

birth of a neurosis…

... Other girls played with Barbies. I was a geek and huge Star Trek fan. When I was seven my mom took me to see Wrath of Khan. I left the theater that evening with a newly developed neurosis, the irrational fear that bugs were going to fly into my ears and eat my brains.Then two months later, while playing outside, a bee flew into my ear. I ran around shrieking and smacking myself in the head. The bug flew out but I made my mom take me to the doctor anyway. I wanted to be damn sure that … [Read more...]


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