The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Dear Anel asked me about my spray-painting setup in a comment. I hope to have a post for you next week as I work on our laundry room shelves. The highly professional way I do this will blow. your. mind.
On to our links!
- Getting angsty about homeschooling? Don’t miss my post from the other day, As a New School Year Begins, Some Thoughts. And if you are really spiraling out of the sanity zone, worrying about writing, be sure to click on the links at the end on writing. Furthermore, listen. If you want your child to learn to write a good essay, take a little break from cracking him on the head with essay-writing formulae and read a good essay together. Really read it. Enjoy it, especially how satisfyingly it ends. Appreciate how it’s more than five paragraphs. See if you agree with it. Try this one: You’re probably misreading Robert Frost’s most famous poem. (Frost is a great poet. Be sure you read the poem and talk about it a bit first.)
- Take a look at this Ambleside list of essays. Be sure to include interesting and delightful essays in your older child’s reading — whether said child is homeschooling or not. How will children learn to write? By having something to say (not right away!) and by having good models. The “essay-writing method” approach is not often fruitful to spend a lot of time on.
- We’ve posted about Lizz Lovett’s selfless, life-affirming journey towards death before. Here is a final chapter, very beautiful: After Death: A husband’s final act of love for his wife. Do you have resources for caring for one’s dead that you recommend?
- A good interview on sacred music with Wyoming Catholic College’s Peter Kwasniewski: Human Beings Need Beautiful Things. Keep reading about sacred music and you will get it.
- If you are anywhere in the greater Boston area, please come to this Mass for the Feast of St. Gregory on September 2! It is going to be amazing, with a rarely heard Palestrina Mass and the beautiful Ordinariate liturgy. This year it will be their newly ordained Bishop Lopes who will be celebrating. Note that the Mass will be at St. Andrew’s Parish in North Billerica, Massachusetts (not their usual venue).
- Sexuality and Gender: A Must-Read on the science and, of course, the ontology. This thorough look at the research done on the subject of homosexuality and “transgender” is under heavy criticism — but with no actual content to the detraction. Read for yourself.
- It’s a thing: Knitting while watching, or Knitflix. What do you watch while you knit?
- Watch a tuba being made (audio not necessary — they should have played tuba music!):
Baseballically speaking (that’s a phrase I once heard Ted Williams utter in an interview; sadly, the Chief was out of the room and had to take my word for it!):
- Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi committing highway robbery:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) August 23, 2016
- Mookie Betts, “I can make a great play too.”
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 24, 2016
Enjoy your weekend!
From the archives:
From Deirdre: Is it scary to form a St. Gregory Pocket? (Also, send us a picture!)
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