GREAT FIRST LINES: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any...

Miss Monroe, 1925

MISS MONROE, 1925

1925 photo of Miss Monroe on the beach at a Galveston beauty pageant. There's more and a link to a bathing beauty video she was in...

 
 
 

HANNAH & ROSE DISCUSS THE WONDERS OF GRAVITY

Why everything should be on fire, and how to properly segregate your workforce as they watch Upside Down (2012) at More is More , the...

IN THE MIDST OF CLERICAL MISDEEDS, A CRUCIAL MOMENT FOR THE LAITY

Just when I think I've shared the last piece I need to about this McCarrick scandal , another comes up. This one from Msgr. Charles...

 
 
 
Morning Sun

MORNING SUN

Morning sun, Joaquín Sorolla

Breathless encounters with the classics

BREATHLESS ENCOUNTERS WITH THE CLASSICS

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. 1859. First edition For of all my discoveries, nearly the...

 
 
 

A GAELIC BLESSING

May those who love us, love us. And those who don't love us May God turn their hearts; And if He doesn't turn their hearts May He turn...

Noh Dance Prelude

NOH DANCE PRELUDE

Noh Dance Prelude , Uemura Shōen Isn't this gown gorgeous? I especially love the bottom because it makes it look as if she is standing...

 
 
 

BISHOP BARRON ON THE MCCARRICK MESS

While I have been disillusioned and saddened by the silence of bishops and cardinals I really admired, one bishop's silence especially...

All the Things I Never Knew About Uncle Tom's Cabin

ALL THE THINGS I NEVER KNEW ABOUT UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

This is the original review from when I first read Uncle Tom's Cabin, way back in 2006. Since then I've read it several more times,...

 
 
 

LARRY'S WHEREABOUTS

My heart went out to Larry as I scented adventure, and I wished him with me; but speculations as to Larry's whereabouts were always...

Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson

TEXAS RANGER JOAQUIN JACKSON

Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson, via Traces of Texas One of the pleasures of Facebook is the Traces of Texas page which regularly delights...

 
 
 

LAITY ARE "ESSENTIAL," MUST LEAD ANY INVESTIGATION

In reference to former Cardinal McCarrick and his abuses which apparently were an open secret among his fellow bishops, Cardinal Weurl...

Julie and Scott hear some hubbub about alien invasion in the rural areas

JULIE AND SCOTT HEAR SOME HUBBUB ABOUT ALIEN INVASION IN THE RURAL AREAS

But they don't believe a word of it. Scott's just going to see what landed in the back yard and then they'll discuss The War of the...

 
 
 

SOCIAL ADVENTURE WITH NOTHING TO EQUAL IT

“Morgan, you are an infernal blackguard. You have tried twice to kill me-” “We'll call it that, if you like,”-and he grinned. “But...

The House of a Thousand Candles - in German

THE HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CANDLES - IN GERMAN

I knew that The House of a Thousand Candles was a best seller back in the day but I had no idea that it was a big seller outside the...

 
 
 
Feast of the Transfiguration

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

Theophanes the Greek. The Transfiguration. Early 15th century. Christ's Tabor radiance is a kind of mirror in which we glimpse the...

Gone Retreatin'

GONE RETREATIN'

As regular readers know, Tom and I have been part of the Beyond Cana retreat team for about 12 years. Ever since it has begun at our...

 
 
 

THE TINY THORNS OF LIFE

All our life is sown with tiny thorns that produce in our hearts a thousand involuntary movements of hatred, envy, fear, impatience,...

MCCARRICK AND THE DEAFENING SILENCE

Former Cardinal McCarrick forced his attentions on seminarians for years. Though complaints were made as long as two decades ago, they...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “In the Land of Joy” by...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “In the Land of Joy” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... I love all of the fun colors, layers and textures in this whimsical piece. Collage is so much fun and it makes me happy. Share in the joy. It is finished... Read more ...

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

© Quang Trần Architects: NELO DÉCOR Location: District 6, Vietnam Lead Architect: Le Duy Van Area: 600.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Quang Trần Manufacturer: Nelo's... Read more ...

Khan House / 6717 Studio

Khan House / 6717 Studio

© Quang Trần Architects: 6717 Studio Location: Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam Principal Architect: Le Viet Hoi Area: 160.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Quang Trần Structure... Read more ...

Clerestory House / Pearson Architecture

Clerestory House / Pearson Architecture

© Grant Sparkes-Carroll Architects: Pearson Architecture Location: Leichhardt, Australia Lead Architects: : Sara Pearson, Elizabeth Muir, Pilar Lopez Area: 140.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

The Rear Layout of Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

The Rear Layout of Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Nikon's teasers for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera have largely been looks at the front and sides of the camera. Here's a look at what the back will likely be... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “In the Land of Joy” by...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “In the Land of Joy” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... I love all of the fun colors, layers and textures in this whimsical piece. Collage is so much fun and it makes me happy. Share in the joy. It is finished... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Pomegranates and Persimmons" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

16 "x20"x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Home

Home

“Home” by Pøbel in Teriberka, Russia Home Read more ...

Lasting Summer Color

Lasting Summer Color

Lasting Summer Color6" x 6" Oil Read more ...

Just Peaches 1 & 2

Just Peaches 1 & 2

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