The week’s end

(Patient in the ambulance) I’m exhausted, but there’s not really any good reason for it. Father took Duchess up to Dallas so she could surprise her boyfriend for his birthday. That’s a generous man, right there. They’ll be back tomorrow. This week we did the Canon of St. Andrew Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and the … Continue reading The week’s end

Morning Watch

I rise before dawn and cry for help;     I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,     that I may meditate upon thy promise. [Ps. 119:147-8] I woke a little after 3:00 and frequently thereafter when Aunt Susan coughed. A little after 4:00 she actually opened her eyes and … Continue reading Morning Watch


Yesterday I reached a milestone: I reached my (first) target weight. Last January 1st I began a low carbohydrate diet and stuck to it, not without wailing and gnashing of teeth. In fact, it turns out that my metabolism is the lowest of the low (I knew it was bad but I hadn't realized it … Continue reading Milestone