Ordinary Time

We have now returned to Ordinary Time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, Ordinary Time refers to all that time in which priests root for the Packers. (I mean, wear green and gold.) Actually it means we’re not really doing anything special (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) or preparing for anything special (Advent) … Continue reading Ordinary Time

An Aside: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Pseudonyms

I read a book about boy development once, and I have a boy, and I married a former boy, so naturally I can now consider myself an expert on boys. (Or not.) But actually, one of the things this book (which I do recommend, called, conveniently, It’s a Boy!) taught me about boys in the … Continue reading An Aside: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Pseudonyms

Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.

(This post was written on Friday, Oct. 27th. We're not at Halloween yet!) Tonight from my desk, only some studding and two layers of sheet rock from my children’s beds, I was beset by the screeching of the marooned souls on the other side. How DARE we put them to bed? What is this, Alcatraz? … Continue reading Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.