My niece took this one while we were on vacation... don't you love it?? I do. It's my son and my brother, with my sister-in-law off to the side reading a book.
Thank you, my dear niece, for taking this picture and emailing it to me today!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wonderful article. Read it all.
Found it via Instapundit (who thinks the sexual revolution was a success), who linked to Volokh Conspiracy (who also thinks the sexual revolution was a "net positive" for society).
This is exactly the kind of cognitive dissonance Mary Eberstadt refers to in the article linked above. Faced with all the evidence, most people still refuse to believe the truth: The sexual revolution -- starting with widespread acceptance of contraception -- has been an unmitigated disaster for society.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
The day that our daughter came home from Korea was just five days before we left for our annual week "Up North". We stay at this little family resort, with quaint housekeeping cabins (cottages, as they call them) and an absolutely adorable, authentically retro tavern, on the most gorgeous piece of property in the entire state.
In my humble opinion.
Anyway, that was a busy week getting ready for the cabin. (Or, "the cabinet", as the girls used to say when they were little.)
We had a fantastic week: swimming, kayaking, shopping, reading, relaxing, and lots of card-playing in the evening.
We came home a week ago today, and since then it's been non-stop: unpacking, doing laundry, catching up on mail, going to the kids' baseball games, having my annual curriculum planning discussion with St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, and moving my Dad out of the nursing home into a nicer place (more of an assisted living facility; actually a CBRF for those who know about these things).
Obviously, not a lot of room for blogging in my life these days.
But today, I came across this little gem of a video, courtesy of The Anchoress (who, as always, is terrific, and if you read just one blog, it should be hers.)
Anyway, watch the video. Don't you just loooove the AlGore?
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
We were all there at 5:30 a.m., slightly bleary eyed, to greet our oldest at the airport. All the way home, she told us stories of the trip. Then, last night, she plugged the camera into the TV and we saw the pictures and videos she'd taken. (Once again, I have to say, ain't technology great?!?)
She had a wonderful time and I'm so glad she went.
One last thing: Last week we were chatting with a dad at one of our kids' baseball games, and when we told him our daughter was in Korea, he said, "Wow! Pretty good, Mom and Dad!" He thought we had paid for the trip for her. But, nope, we didn't. She'd saved her pennies, working as an instructor at Tae Kwon Do for the last three years, and paid for her trip herself. Pretty good for a teenage kid, don't you think?