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an examination of conscience…

... harder than the act of making a confession is the examination of conscience that precedes it. It's all that introspection and recalling of sins. I suppose a good examination of conscience is what prevents most people from making a regular habit of reconciliation. It might be something as simple as thinking they don't need to confess anything. No one has broken any commandants, so no harm no foul. I suspect most people probably think they are good people. Personally, I think most people are … [Read more...]

comparing the costs of families …

... The national average for nursing home costs roughly $168 a day. MetLife estimates that to be $61,320 annually outsourcing the care of our elderly to senior assisted living or nursing homes. That's a lot of money. What happens if you want to retire at 65 and end up living till you 85? The cost for 20 years of care would be $1,226,400. That's even more money. Way more. Medicare and Medicaid only provide limited amounts of assistance, and even then you have to exhaust all your assets before you … [Read more...]

oh, shiny…

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Planking owls leisurely diving…

... One-upping Terry on current; trends may I introduce you to Leisure Diving. image source. … [Read more...]

Orthodox nun reading…

... I love travel photography. I love photography, period, because I am so inept at it. I'm always amazed at how beautiful and vivid our world is. One of my favorites is Cool Hunter. The image above is from Going Slowly. If you enjoy photography, share with us some of your favorite photographers or websites. It doesn't necessarily have to be travel photography. For example, I adore the French photographer, Robert Doisneau. … [Read more...]

just when I thought footwear couldn’t get any uglier…

... what's worse than Crocs? These things. From their site, a man describes his experience trekking through Europe wearing these things. "I saw and felt Europe in a whole new way. I noticed manhole and utility covers I had not noticed in any prior trip. Starting in the Tate Modern Museum in London I appreciated the symmetry and design of European urinals. I felt the varied surfaces I walked on in a new way. Walking on cobblestones had never been such a sensory experience."I don't know about you … [Read more...]

fun with confession…

... confession can be awkward and hard enough as it is, humbly kneeling to bare our sins. Naturally, this situation is ripe for anecdotes ...Hilary proposed a fun game; name the strangest place or circumstances you've ever had your confession heard. … [Read more...]

know your audience…

... so it would seem the majority of readers are females [59%] aged 26-49 [71%] and overwhelmingly Catholic [94%]. I was pleasantly surprised to have so many male readers [41%]. You know, I worry. This worry, at times, inhibits me from posting on certain topics; like shoes and pretty frocks, but mostly on relationships and other personal matters. Hence, the poll; I didn't want to bore you all to death. I am curious though, what are some of your favorite aspects to Blog? I'd love your feedback. … [Read more...]


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