The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Back when I was overhauling our collection of art supplies, I found a more streamline-able spot for the crayons that originally came in this box. I set it aside to think about how it could be re-purposed. I mean, just look at this! Packaging that was not meant to be thrown away:
Brilliant — it is the perfect size for matches! For a little oratory!
Some washing and drying and maybe a little sanding (honestly don’t remember; this was a while ago); a coat of gold acrylic paint (which turned out to be more like a champagne-sparkly veneer, not really paint)…
Some cobalt inside just to keep things exciting…
An abrasive strip attached…
We’re currently a bit “between candles” in our little oratory, so the matchbox isn’t getting a lot of use at present… but we’ll work on that. The one candle we have going right now is to the right, outside of the frame of this shot.
Now that I’m looking at it again, I think it’s asking for some cobalt designs on the sides. Someday.
Shout-out to the people who sell their goods in well-made little wooden boxes!
On to this week’s links!
- Practical announcement: You or someone you know may be interested in a new online degree program from my Alma Mater: a Master of Catechesis. 6 of the 30 required credits are internship credits, which can be earned at one’s current place of employment (if applicable) or, if the student isn’t already in such a setting, the University will help to place him in one. It could be completed in one year by a full-time student. There are some scholarships available.
For when you’re up for some heavier reading:
- The Meaning of a Martyrdom. Ross Douthat argues that Father Hamel did indeed die as a martyr.
- Political philosopher Pierre Manent on the future in France after the killing of Father Hamel: Does French Culture have a Future?
- Satan Fuels Islamist Violence Against Christians — an execllent and balanced inquiry into the affair and into what Christianity thinks of Islam.
- Some commentary on the latest stats on the dangerously low birth rates in the U.S.
- In this article from Crisis, the author runs through some examples from Tolkien to consider how we might live in the present age: Tolkien Alternatives to the “Benedict Option.”
- If you’re in the mood for some exciting and stunning (and time-travel-y) photos of a seemingly very intense festival (about which we know nothing), look no further than this collection: Meet the Samurai of Fukushima.
- The BeauEr: a trailer that expands with the touch of a button. For those dreaming of the road…
- If you love to read about Harper Lee, you might be interested in this article by Ari Schulman (a friend) about a literary agent his own grandfather shared in common with Lee: The Man Who Helped Make Harper Lee.
- Some more for Simone Fever: The Fine Line — the NYTimes’ slide show analysis of her performance. I appreciate this breakdown because I have a hard time processing her crazy skills! And let’s not forget that Simone Biles is an adopted child, who could have been written off as “unwanted,” but for her grandparents who stepped up to be her parents.
- You know I like to throw in a token, Be Wary of Screen Technology piece: How Screen Addiction is Damaging Kids’ Brains. “I’ve worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it’s easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict…”
From the Archive:
- DIY Roman Shades (with Auntie Leila’s Tweak). This is still one of our most sought-after posts!
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