Some announcements

April 29, 2008 | 2 comments

Yaya is here all week. Imagine, for a moment, that you wake up one morning to find that a circus has invaded your house — it’s noisy, chaotic, extremely messy, and yet you can’t help but enjoy yourself. That’s what Yaya visits are like. I feel like having her here for a week will mean something for my frequency of posting, but I’m not sure what. Depending on how it goes I’ll either be updating like five times a day or will find myself barely able to dash out one post that simply reads, “Help! Chaos!”

Speaking of not being able to write coherent posts, I spent all my free time yesterday writing something, only to realize upon re-reading it that I didn’t even know what my own point was. I almost published it anyway just because I was mad that I spent so much time on it, then I remembered that other people can actually see those words that show up on the screen after I hit Publish. Maybe one of these days I’ll borrow Veronica’s idea and write up a list of posts that I spared you all from having to see.

Anyway, here are some announcements I’ve been meaning to make:

  • Author seeking interviewees: Author David Seidman is writing a book about teenaged atheists. One of his chapters includes advice for teenagers who come to faith after being atheists, and for that chapter he would like to interview teenage ex-atheists and ex-agnostics. If you fit that description he’d love to talk to you. You can contact him at davidseidman |at| earthlink |dot| net.
  • Dappled Things: After seeing my recent post about finally getting poetry, Bernardo Aparicio emailed me to introduce me to his Catholic literary magazine, Dappled Things. I enjoyed reading through the current issue so I wanted to pass on the link in case anyone else is interested in checking it out.
  • Prayers to the Holy Spirit: A nine-day series of prayers (“novena”) to the Holy Spirit starts this Friday. Tausign is inviting others — particularly seekers and those who feel lukewarm in their faith — to join him in doing the novena, and each day he will post reflections and invite discussion. You can find the posts here. I think this is a great idea. I’m in!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Kelly @ Love Well

    Enjoy the circus. Don’t get cotton candy in your hair.

  2. Breath of Life

    Dear Blogger:

    Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, recently posted two videos on YouTube in which he describes and demonstrates the two most common abortion procedures, using plastic fetal models, the actual instruments of abortion, and the words found in medical textbooks and court testimony.

    You can view these videos at: (Dismemberment abortion) (Suction abortion).

    These videos are part of a new project called, “Is This What You Mean?” It aims to educate the public about the nature of abortion and to challenge public officials and candidates who support the legality of abortion to admit what it is. A full description of the project is at

    I am requesting that you post links on your blog to these two videos and/or to the full explanation of this powerful project.

    We in the pro-life community have been fed up for a long time with “public servants” who can’t seem to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. This election season, it’s time for that to change. No matter what politicians or voters or Church officials are or are not going to do, it’s time that we who know what abortion is, draw a line in the sand and give candidates and office-holders alike this challenge.

    If you will help spread the word by posting these links please email

    Thank you

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