SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED in the last few weeks, I hardly know where to begin. Myrna and Sidecar got married (so clearly, Myrna is moving out, hence the super not-great photo of the super great light in our marvelous apartment, because all photos of Cranford are making me a bit nostalgic) and there have been job changes and new favorite bar discoveries, and a lot of hard work, and several new babies, and all that means I crawl into bed exhausted every evening and a bit overwhelmed. As Miss Kate always says: God is Good. Sometimes He's too good, if you know what I mean. But there are things I need and want to share with you. I promise you at least four blog posts next week. I won't promise that they're amazing. But I promise they'll be there. Ok? In the meantime:
Don't forget to support my friend Pete in his hike up Everest!
This collection of portraits of four sisters every year for 36 years is just so lovely, and rather haunting. (22 Words)
You didn't think croissants could get any better, did you? (Food 52)
Miss Hale Speaks the Truth
I know several men who've starred in this excellent intramural soccer team. (WSJ)
She and Him Vol. 3 is streaming on NPR.
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." - Martin, age 10, from: Marriage and Dating in the eyes of Kids (Daily News Digest)
Speaking of marriage, this letter from C. S. Lewis to his former student, Mary Neylan, about the Christian understanding of marriage is thought provoking and marvelous. (From The American Reader, which ps is a super cool site.)
"This sounds very odd. But is it? After all, if there is an eternal world and if our world is its manifestation, then you would expect bits of it to ‘stick through’ into ours. We are like children pulling the levers of a vast machine of which most is concealed. We see a few little wheels that buzz round on this side when we start it up—but what glorious or frightful processes we are initiating in there, we don’t know. That’s why it is so important to do what we’re told (cf.—what does the Holy Communion imply about the real significance of eating?)"The other day this elderly gentleman came in with a lovely talk walking stick, which he let me hold for a bit, and told me that it was his grandfathers, and guys: we should bring back the walking stick, because they are lovely and awesome and cheaper than cars but just as tricked out. (The Smart Set)
Elise Italiano in The Public Discourse, again:
Beyond Obama’s characterization of quality health care, one should also question his suggestion that to support any type of restriction on abortion access is a sign of moral ignorance. If there has been an evolution or awakening of people’s consciences about abortion, as he indicated in his reference to “checking the calendar,” it is in the opposite direction.PS: SIGN THE PETITION.