July 16, 2012

New blog, new look (Home Run Derby info, too!)

I have not posted lately because I did not particularly want to pay Google $5 for more photo space.

I have moved my blog to:


or, you can click here GREATEST BLOG IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE and it may link to my blog. Or, you may end up on StLouisCatholic. Or Spoonlighting. Take your chances!

June 24, 2012

Saying good-bye to friends

Blogger decided it hated me and wouldn't let me post any more photos as I had reached my limit (as in 14 schnitzengruben is my limit kind of limit). Hence, my lack of posting. I am better with pictures than with words.

However, in the course of one month I will have said good-bye to 3 very dear friends who are moving on to new adventures. It is always difficult to say good-bye, especially when one of the farewells may be forever. I have regrets that I didn't spend more time with these people, that I didn't do more for them. But, what can I do now? I suppose all I can do is pray, spend quality time with the friends who are still here, and scour the web for friendship quotations...

In human life nothing holier can be desired, nothing more useful sought after, nothing is harder to find, nothing sweeter to experience, nothing more fruitful to possess than friendship. For it bears fruit both in this life and the next, showing forth all virtues in its sweetness and in its strength destroying vice. It softens the blows of adversity and moderates elation in prosperity.

Without friendship there can be hardly any happiness among humans; they may well be compared to animals if they have no one to rejoice with them in good fortune or sympathize with them in sorrow, no one to whom they can unburden themselves in time of trouble, or with whom they can share some especially uplifting or inspiring insight.

Alas for anyone who is alone and has no one to lift him up when he falls. Without a friend one is indeed alone. But what joy it is, what security, what a delight to have someone to whom you dare to speak as to another self; to whom you are not afraid to admit that you have done something wrong, or shy of revealing some spiritual progress you have made; someone to whom you can entrust all the secrets of your heart and with whom you can share your plans.

St. Aelred of Rievaulx

May 8, 2012

Life With Boys - 3 thumbs

My daughter made dinner last night and that same son who says things like "thrice" looked at her and said, "You know what I would do if I had 3 thumbs?" "Uh, no, what?" "I would wish for another so I could give your food 4 thumbs up!"

May 1, 2012

Life With Boys

My kids were milling about the house. Exasperated, I looked at them and said, "Kids, go play and use your imagination!" My engineer-ish son looked at me and said, "I used my imagination twice today and it got me nowhere."

April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to my favorite radio personality

You are in our prayers on this special day. May your day end with Kakao chocolate!

April 14, 2012

Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory

For your listening pleasure I am providing a link to the music from the Easter mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory on April 8, 2012.  What you will hear is a beautiful rendition of Haydn's Mass in D Minor, also called the Lord Nelson Mass, under the direction of Mr. Nick Botkins. 

Haydn's Mass in D Minor: Lord Nelson Mass

We were blessed in St. Louis with a perfect day.  The weather was just gorgeous and this was a fantastic start to the day!  All I ask is that you pretend that the video is just as good as the audio.  I have found that this will sound even better if you attach external speakers to your computer.

Happy Easter!!