This isn't something that's likely to appeal to a lot of people (so of course I'm posting on it) but it's a really fun game for physics or engineering types. Stop groaning, I did say GAME. Even my children like it and have been successful at it on occasion. Father's not too fond of it, … Continue reading Physics Phun
Well, here's the second one. For Patty's sake I'm glad I'm done! It's a little different from the first one. I suppose I'm still tweaking the design. It ended up being 38" by 45". A little bit big! Next: a Latin Cross.
I just want to relate something precious: I brought Fantasia 2000 home from the library yesterday. I set it up for the children and brought my crocheting (almost done Patty!) in with me to watch it with them. Of course, I mostly watched instead of worked. During one part, there is an imaginative depiction of … Continue reading Parenting in the fear of God
I was taking out the garbage (romantic task) and turned back to look at the house. This is what I saw. Doesn't it look cozy?
I want to start a new schedule that will begin with "Music Monday". I am always coming across music I like to share and it would be nice to have an organized way to present it. Not that I won't post anything else on Monday, necessarily, but this will be first. Today I'd like to … Continue reading Music Monday: O Magnum Mysterium
Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Theotokos My children met me on the steps of the church after Vespers last night with flowers. Troparion - Tone 4 Divinely-wise Anna, you carried in your womb the pure Mother of God, who gave life to our Life. Therefore, you are now carried joyfully to the inheritance of … Continue reading Dormition of the Righteous Anna
Father and I got into an unintended discussion about poetry tonight. He likes it, I don't. I've always felt rather stupid for not liking it. I mean, all truly intelligent and classy people appreciate poetry, right? It's like not liking hot tea; if you don't, you're clearly a rustic.* For your amusement and amazement... The … Continue reading It was the best of poetry, it was the worst of poetry…
Rod Dreher's blog, "Rod Dreher" is no longer active since he has moved to Big Questions Online which is just up and running. I encourage you to check it out. Today on that site I read an essay written by a woman who is worried that her elderly mother's living will would not be honored at a … Continue reading Extraordinary Measures or Not?
In this summer heat, how would you like to cook without heating up the oven? What about not even using the kitchen? How about not having to stand over a hot grill? Yes, the answer to all of your culinary problems is... ...The Solar Cooker! I decided it might be fun to make our own … Continue reading Cooking with the Sun
I was becoming nostalgic last night and found this performance of Charles-Marie Widor's toccata from his 5th organ symphony. This was played as the recessional for our wedding. What a masterpiece.