In which we reap what we sow.
Guest post by Tacy Williams Beck The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by Leila Marie Lawler and David Clayton Sophia Institute Press, 2014 224 pp.; $17.20 ISBN: 1622821769 American culture today has not only become increasingly secular, but it can often seem angry, … [Read More...]
Today, September 14, is the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, celebrated on the day that it is believed that St Helena discovered the remains of Christ’s cross in the Holy Land. Wrap your head around that for a minute. Today, centuries ago, a woman, who happened to be the mother of the Holy … [Read More...]
In my previous post on Christopher Beha, I was excited to hear that he had a new novel out (Arts & Entertainments) but hadn't yet read it. Having corrected the omission, I can confirm the novel's affinity with some of Waugh's earlier work. A Handful of Dust comes particularly to mind, concerned … [Read More...]
Sticky Monkey Flower, Fairy Lanterns, Chinese Houses. I've seen a few of these California wildflowers in the cool green hills above the Steven's Creek reservoir. But there are other plants once native to San Jose that I haven't seen yet: Pearly Everlasting, our native strawberry Fragaria … [Read More...]
I’ve been driving around town seeing signs that say “Edwards – Congress” and smiling. In spite of myself, I cannot help admiring Edwin Edwards. Not morally or ethically, mind you. The former four-term governor of Louisiana was released from federal prison in 2011 after serving a ten-year sentence … [Read More...]