The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
It’s cocktail-o’clock and how. Pizza night with a “Stephen Foster” — ice, Jack Daniels, a little seltzer, the nice (but strong) Sicilian lemonade that my store sells, twist of lime. Easy on the mixer. Stephen Foster is a distant ancestor of mine, so I named his drink with Tennessee whiskey after him. #cocktailhour #IKnowItsNotBourbon #sorrynotsorry
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But I have a final post planned for the coming week on the moral education of children, so hang in there.
On to our links:
- A sweet story about an unlikely couple — a little late for Valentine’s Day, but romance is always appropriate, methinks.
- We have the deepest sympathy for anyone suffering from fertility problems. But, it’s important to know that in vitro fertilization is seriously wrong and physically harmful (and literally deadly to “leftover” embryos). It would be hard for me to link to all the evidence against it, it’s so vast. Fortunately, there is a moral and healthy alternative with far better outcomes: Napro Technology, which works with a woman’s body, not against it. If you need this wonderful resource in southern New Hampshire, good news! A new facility has just opened and is hosting an open house Tuesday, March 14 — spread the word!
- L. M. Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series, was a remarkable figure. I always say that the next best thing to reading your favorite author is reading about your favorite author: how does a four-part series strike you?
- Here’s a fun animation (4 minutes) to explain Vivaldi’s Four Seasons’ appeal (at least in part). This reminds me: Have you ever heard a favorite of ours, now on its second Lawler generation, Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery? A great car listen. (The CD has been available until quite recently. Maybe buy used or keep your eye on it? Beg the producers to provide it again? It’s really good.)
- By the way, here is a recording of Peter and the Wolf (referenced in the Vivaldi video above). I can’t find the one from my childhood, which I love for the narration and orchestration, but this one is highly recommended by Rosie for those qualities plus good visuals of the instruments:
In the old calendar, today is the feast of St. Simeon — a good day to renew our commitment to carrying Christ’s cross, accepting suffering as part of life, offering it to Him.
From the archives:
- Thinking of what reading you will do this Lent, perhaps with friends? Two suggestions from us: Learning more about what worship is by studying The Spirit of the Liturgy (beginning with Romano Guardini’s short book and then going on to Joseph Ratzinger’s); and reading Casti Connubii, the original document on which the Church’s teaching about marriage is based. I have an ebook to help you read: God Has No Grandchildren: A guided reading of Casti Connubii.