Friday, September 29, 2006


There were several articles in today's papers re: Ohio's RU 486 ban/restrictions being struck down by the 6th Circut. And all these stories (or most of them) were on the same page as the obits.

I find that interesting, don't you?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Spiritual books

What I've been reading here lately:

--Love and Responsibility by JPII: I figure it's a good time to really crack down on this, now that I'm in a new relationship. :) It's slow going since JPII is known for his dense trains of thought, but it's coming! Really! I'll post more as I go through, as well as any obeservations that strike me. But the first one is: those who say the Church is against sex have never read JPII or BXVI. Never, never, never.

Emily the Cruncy Con...

One of the books I've enjoyed reading lately is Crunchy Cons by Rob Dreher that came out...oh...sometime in the spring, I think? Or late winter? I was still living at home when it came out, so it must have been before March of this year. Anyway, the book talks about living a truly conservative/ sacramental life, including things like:

--organic food and supporting local farmers


--the practice of faith

--loving the "permanent" things, like God

--devotion to classical music, literature, the good stuff, and not kulturesmog (h/t Rob)

Anyway, I was reading it, and while I don't agree with everything it certainly sounds like a nice way to live for me. Thankfully David is on board, too, so it looks like we might just be a nice little Crunchy Con couple. Who knew?

Today I discovered Rob Dreher's blog at

so be sure to read it if you're at all incliend. There are great links to homeschooling, food, and other websites to help investigate or start the crunchy con life. Yeah, OK, it might be a little weird, but read the stuff before you judge it!

Monday, September 18, 2006

B XVI and Islam

I've been doing a lot of blogging on this on my other blog because I can "live blog" there during the read it, go to

Have fun!