Monthly Archives: March 2011

Beef Stew Worth Cheering

I know some of you are avoiding meat meals because of Lent, but over here Ricardo’s last blood test showed that he is a little anemic, and so I’ve been feeding him red meat more often than is usual.  This … Continue reading

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Review – Must You Go? My Life With Harold Pinter

                                                     Drawing almost exclusively from her diary entries, Lady Antonia Fraser has crafted quite an interesting book.  It got good reviews, and I made a note to pick it up from the library, thinking that I would be interested to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – White Hawthorn in the West of Ireland

I’ve been a little unwell lately, but I don’t want to miss Poetry Friday entirely.  Here’s my contribution, better late than never. WHITE HAWTHORN IN THE WEST OF IRELAND                     by Eavan Boland I drove West in the season between … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Dirge Without Music

                                                                As always, I am happy to see Poetry Friday come around.  This week, though, I want to pay tribute to the terrible suffering of the  people of Japan by including this poem of mourning by Edna St. … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes #10

EDITED: I’ve added a link to the recipe for the winning bread.  Please note that  the original says “4 organic butter”.  This should read 4 tablespoons of organic butter.                                                THE BREAD TASTING Tastings have been a popular part … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Almost Spring 2

                                      Hooray for Poetry Friday!  It’s still not quite spring around here, but I’m presenting you with a wonderful old favourite of mine that is definitely spring-y. When I was teaching, we used to enjoy this in my Grade Nine … Continue reading

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Quick Takes #9

                                  Time for Jen’s Quick Takes to end the week, and this time it’s the first Friday of Lent.  Welcome to you who have come from Conversion Diary!  Please comment and let me know who you are–I’d love to … Continue reading

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Letting Go and My Challenge, Week 9

  I took on a challenge for 2011.  I want to learn to give service to others patiently, putting                                         the other person first and learning humility.  I began in January, and so far I feel I have made very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mary Tudor

I’ve just finished reading Anna Whitelock’s Mary Tudor:  Princess, Bastard, Queen, and I’d like to comment on it while it’s still fresh in my mind.  Heaven knows, nothing seems to stay there for very long any more! I seem to … Continue reading

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A Bald Eagle Heading Home

During Morning Prayer today, I glanced up and saw one of God’s creatures we had just been mentioning: “All you birds of the air, bless the Lord.”  There, flapping slowly past our dining room window, was a beautiful bald eagle, … Continue reading

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