Books, Recommendation

What I Read | APRIL 2017

Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson Bryson, known mainly for his European travelogues, here documents his return to the USA through a series of newspaper essays.  Having tasted life in Europe, his musings about his home country are mostly exasperated.  Occasionally, usually at the prodding of his British wife, he remembers something lovely… Continue reading What I Read | APRIL 2017

Travel

Cookie Gets Blessed: The Feast of St. Francis

Today is the Feast of St. Francis, and the Episcopalian church near Elizabeth's house was celebrating the Blessing of the Animals.  We decided to take Elizabeth's dog Cookie, and I loved the service so much. There were around fifteen dogs present, two cats in their carriers, a guinea pig, a terrarium with hermit crabs, and… Continue reading Cookie Gets Blessed: The Feast of St. Francis

Christianity

The Prayer of St. Francis

I'm a bit obsessed with St. Francis of Assisi, and it all started with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  That's normal, right? In the season six finale (which is SO GREAT and I will definitely write about at some point), Sarah McLachlan sings, "The Prayer of St. Francis."  I thought it was beautiful, and I eventually… Continue reading The Prayer of St. Francis