7 Quick Takes Friday

  — 1 — Our trip to Mt. Angel Abbey was incredible. The highlight was finally getting to meet my cousin, Br. Claude Lane. My husband and I have been wanting to visit him since we were first put in touch with him, shortly before we entered the Church in 2007, and hanging out in […]

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— 1 — Queen of Angels Monastery We’re here! After about eight hours of travel we arrived in beautiful of Mt. Angel, Oregon for our monastery vacation. Mt. Angel is a very German town, with Bavarian architecture and names of streets and restaurants in German. Evidently up until recently most of the people spoke German. […]

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— 1 — In 5 days, 14 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds, I will be at Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon, where I am going to make doing nothing look like an Olympic sport. Actually I’m going to write some, and I’ll probably blog, and I’d be surprised if I could stay away from […]

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— 1 — “How are things coming on the book?” you ask? Wait, what? You didn’t ask? You couldn’t care less? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway because this is Quick Takes and I need something quick to write about: I just passed the 100, 000 word mark for this draft (277 pages) and […]

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— 1 — Last week I asked you guys what you were reading (and, as usual, my Amazon wish list grew by quite a bit). Here’s my current book stack. Some I’m reading right now, others are up next: The atheist-to-Christian memoir Flirting With Faith by Joan Ball Awakening to Prayer by Buddhist-to-Christian convert Fr. […]

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— 1 — It’s been a while since we’ve talked about books, so I’m just going to ask: Read anything good lately? Got any exciting books lined up for summer reading? — 2 — I love how various handheld email devices automatically include footers at the bottom of emails like: Sent from my iPhone It’s […]

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