Archive for October, 2009
This week I’m reminded of something Bilbo Baggins once told his nephew Frodo—that he felt “like a pat of butter spread over too much bread.” That’s a good description of how I feel right now. I don’t have too much to write about this week. Between working overtime and then spending four plus hours in [...]
I’ve never lived alone. But for the first time, Daniel and I now live “alone” together. Last Saturday we helped our good friend and roommate Caroline move into her new apartment, and were left with an empty and echoey (not quite sure how to spell that one since it’s not a real word) extra bedroom. [...]
Even before I knew it by name, I have always believed chivalry to be very important. When I was a teenager, it was on my list of characteristics and qualities that I found particularly appealing in boys. This might sound crazy to you but yes, I really did have this list, and I really did [...]
I heard a homily this week that used the old James Dean film, Rebel without a Cause, which I have never seen, to illustrate that without God in one’s worldview, one’s life has no real meaning. In fact, in a world without God, there would be no purpose for anything at all. Not too long [...]
Five myths about marriage; Strengthening society’s faith in marriage; New Jersey bishops ask Catholics to promote, protect marriage; Recession shifts commuter marriages into high gear; Renewed worldwide focus on reality of forced child marriage; Matrimony is a mystery, but one we know something about.
Does anyone else find it really upsetting when you hear that the artist who sings one of your favorite, most genuine-sounding love songs has broken up with their boyfriend/girlfriend or separated from their husband/wife? When Chuck Wicks released his song “Stealing Cinderella” and I heard it for the first time on country radio in 2007, [...]