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The shift to DST was brutal, as always. But now that we’ve mostly forgotten the whole business, perhaps we could remind ourselves that it doesn’t need to be this way? Europe is already on the bandwagon. Apparently men and women have different neural pathways to register pain – and those pathways change with age, as… Continue reading Things I’ve Been Reading Instead of Writing
Quomodo fiet istud quoniam virum non cognosco – “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” I’m not sure who pointed it out to me first – perhaps it was a meditation from Father Peyton’s Rosary Prayer Book? —the similarity of Mary’s question to that of Zachariah a few verses prior:… Continue reading On this Feast of the Annunciation: Ramblings
Last weekend was Father’s day, which has apparently become the annual occasion for the internet to trot out one of my least favorite statistics: namely, that in mixed-faith families the father’s practice has much more influence on whether or not a child continues to practice their religion as an adult. Christians Protestant & Catholic alike… Continue reading Train Up Your Child in the Way He Should Go, that When He is Old He May Cite His Sources
Well. It has been a while, hasn’t it? Trying to adjust to life as a parent of three has made me aware of just how ephemeral and rapid-paced is this thing, “the blog”. Since Monkey #3 arrived I rarely have 10 consecutive minutes to sit down and write, which seems barely enough to get a… Continue reading Time Is for the Rich and Titles Are for the Decisive
What have you been reading lately? A while back I finished One Child by Mei Fong (the WSJ’s China Correspondent), which tackles the history and consequences of China’s notorious birth control policy. Fong argues that the policy will prove economically suicidal, persisted for longer than was ever intended, and was probably unnecessary in the first… Continue reading One Child: a book review
I’m working on having a real post someday soon! In the meantime, some bits & pieces. I hope you all had a pleasant Victoria Day; I’m writing a review ITV/Masterpieces’s Victoria for anyone interested. In the meantime, enjoy this Victoria comic. I also hope you celebrated the feast of the Venerable Bede by surviving the… Continue reading News from the Edge of Sanity