The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
The mills of decoration grind slowly.
Today I will try to make sense of these (and other) shelves in my new laundry room/lavatory, and that clutter.
Wish me luck.
Our links today:
- Timothy P. O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, writes a curiously compelling little piece about why chant in worship is good for children.
- Fr. Schall, musing on libraries.
The most sobering, yet consoling, passage about books, and hence libraries that contain and classify them, is that found at the end of John’s Gospel: “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.”
- Last time, I posted (without commentary) a piece by Peter Hitchens on the new, non-Cold War Russia he thinks he detects. Here is a rebuttal: Frontline Realism.
- You know me, Mrs. You-should-read-a-papal-document: I’m going to post about sex education shortly. You might start reading this excellent document to get ready.
- I haven’t seen Inside Out, though I want to soon. But this critique is too good to pass over or even leave for later. It’s just a good expression of what the mind is, against the materialist premise that what’s inside us are merely a collection of emotions or, ultimately, random atoms colliding.
- Butter vs. shortening in your pie crust making, via King Arthur Flour. A nice little demonstration.
From the archives:
- My own little tutorial on pie crusts. I say, just find the lard (to add to your butter). Shortening makes my stomach hurt.
- Here’s a random post (I’ve been going through my posts) that probably will never make it out of the archives, but is sort of fun and has those two little observations of mine about getting things done.
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Ransom.
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