But I've never thought of them as playful. I will pay more attention from now on.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
This just in.... The Book of Kells will now be available to view online!!! Great news! Trinity College, Dublin, has made digital images of the book available, in honor of St Patrick's Day, and just out of pure awesomeness! You can access the images directly here.
I am truly amazed by the Book of Kells. I urge you to watch the animated movie, "Secret of Kells," as well, just gorgeous!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
So, I've recently figured out that I am (or have become?) lactose and gluten intolerant. This means I need to change some stuff about how I eat. Mostly I think it's a good thing, and I it will further reduce the amount of processed foods I eat. I always tell my kids that if you can't see the food that you're eating, it's not that good for you. Like, if you're eating an apple, you know the ingredients. But I'm contemplating a trip to the grocery store. And I want some sweet goodies to eat, and things feel complicated. A friend posted this NPR piece on the Face Book, and it resonates, profoundly, for me today. I'll figure out how to make a vegan, gluten free cupcake. Someday. Today, maybe I'll just eat a banana.
Friday, March 1, 2013
I'm not Catholic, but I am paying a lot of attention to the recent events in the church, and I feel like the Pope's resignation is a bad sign of the health of the institution. This segment from the Guardian really covers the issues well. I agree with MacCulloch's premise that centralization was a bad thing for the Church.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Again, it's been a while. I've been busy, going through lots of changes. I can elaborate more later, when I'm ready.
In the meantime, I'll be engaged in my Lenten Practice. As you know, I love the season of Lent. It allows us to slow down, reflect, and work on our spiritual connection with the Divine.
This Lent I plan to:
- work on the Incredible Life Workbook & Calendar, 2013
- participate in the Incredible Life Facebook group, as advertised on Ask Moxie's blog
- read The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner
- try each item on 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent
- fast: I plan to only visit Facebook in from my home computer, and try to focus on the group above, not general posting.
- read Proverbs from the Bible
- Lenten reflection: "to see better what is invisible to the eye, to have strength to more actively comfort and aid." - as said by a Facebook Friend
I wish you all a good Lent.