August 2009 Archives

Another News Item

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I am very pleased and gratified to announce that as of September 1, 2009, my lovely spouse and I will have experienced 25 years of domestic (bliss/tranquility/union/you supply the word). In the course of that time I have learned that the only way through it at times is one day at a time--but that at most times it seems that we swallow days, weeks, even months whole--that time flies by us and we grow used to each other and familiar. But there is never an end to surprises and to the joy that comes from them.

I implore your prayers for a continuation of this until it pleases God to see us home. No half-measures please.

Thank you.

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Update: Ah Well


Is there any point in apologizing for being so absent recently? And what empty promises I make if I say it sha'n't happen in the future.

But I would like to make a determined effort that I post some short thing each day. And today it is a personal news item:

Over the past two days I have written two complete short stories. One of them is sketchy and tentative, but the other I think robust and fully "incarnate." Of course the speed of composition suggests allowing them to rest before reconsideration--but I do think that after their rest they shall shape up to become quite good.

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A Word from Paul


". . . But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.'" Paul in the First Letter to the Corinthians. (12:8)

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"Let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins." (1 Peter 4:8)

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What a delightful book! There are three very nice features to it: it combines travelogue, cookbook, and catalog in one small, easily readable volume.

If this were just a guide to food and goods that could be purchased from monasteries and convents in Europe and the United States, it would be unexceptional. However, Ms. Scherb combines this information (along with information about who to contact to order) with a brief history/summary of the particular convent or monastery, often with reflections on visiting the site. In addition, throughout the book there are recipes that use the ingredients available from the convents or monasteries featured.

This triple whammy of food, history, and personal story make for enjoyable reading. More, it provides valuable information that may help inform any buying we do for the holidays.

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