They say that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who always finish their sentences, and those * * * * * In our happy household, there is one of each kind. My husband always finishes his sentences. He also balances his checkbook, folds his t-shirts before stacking them neatly in the […]
IF YOU’RE A PARENT, you know it can happen. Your chubby little Chad can be simply angelic, smiling and blowing kisses all through breakfast, but morph into “Chucky” just as the homily begins.
Warning: This story is not nearly as interesting as it would have been just a few years ago. When I toured the Vatican Secret Archives in September 2004, the thousands of documents and historical artifacts housed therein were rarely seen by anyone but the Pope and his Curia, and Vatican scholars. Since that time, Rome […]
With what she calls her “housewife songs,” Marie Bellet touches on matters of the heart with wisdom and grace. This selection, The Man of the House, honors one of America’s heroes of the modern era, Congressman Henry Hyde. Happy Birthday, Marie!
In his 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle, science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut introduces a fictional polymorph he calls “ice-nine.” According to Vonnegut, ice-nine is an alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature. It acts as a seed crystal which, when it comes into contact with liquid water below 45.8° C, causes the rapid […]