The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter! (This will all look and work better if you click on the actual post and do not remain on the main page.)
Well, I’m just squeaking in with this post on the wrong day! But I have a good excuse! Those of you who follow us on social media might have noticed that Sukie had her baby! She is doing very well after a quick birth. So I flew to Augusta to meet the little newest darling and lend a hand.
Welcome, Peter Edmund Saur! He is just as adorable as he can be! 8 lbs 12 oz, 21 inches, very sweet.
I do have some links for you – maybe today is a day off for you? Let’s read!
- I personally find it very hard to assimilate straightforward historical narratives, done in textbook style. But start with a point of interest to me, something that I can visualize and care about, and work your way around the time periods from there, and then I can pay attention. The Shape of Rome is such a piece. Beginning with the news of the Mayor of Rome’s intention to remove one of the city’s main roads leading to its main historical venue, the Forum, Ada Palmer offers an appealing survey of the history of the city (focusing on one of my favorite churches, San Clemente). Be sure to read it to/with your older history student. It’s the layered quality of the city that is most important to grasp, and what the layers mean about not only what’s gone on there but what kind of people have left it so.
- I enjoyed poking around Ada Palmer’s blog, Ex Urbe, and in the course of doing so, came across this link in a comment: The whole city of Florence can fit in one Atlanta cloverleaf. Rather devastating.
- I visited the chapel where Fr. Emil Kapuan had been ordained when I was in Wichita a few years ago. I was incredibly moved to hear his story. Actually, any story I read about Fr. Kapuan reduces me to tears.
- Right now the legitimacy of capital punishment is being debated amongst Catholic theologians. This response to a response actually has a good summary of the arguments and their foundations in logic and the authority of past teachings and, ultimately, Scripture.
From the archives:
- Back when I was posting often, believe it or not, there was a fair amount of decorating and rehabbing going on here! Here’s the before and after of when we whitewashed the bricks in the kitchen. And even recently, we did redo the island. Part of me wants to design and build a house; part of me knows I will only ever slowly redo one part of an old house, bit by bit.
- It’s almost not too soon to think about how exactly you will accomplish hosting Thanksgiving along with, possibly, nursing the baby and dealing with the
barbariansdarlings. I have an exact method for you: How to Prepare for Thanksgiving.
The next couple of weeks are chock full of saints’ feasts! A special shout out to St. Albert the Great (Wednesday), teacher of Thomas Aquinas, which tells you something about how “great” he really was! Anyway, as we come ever closer to Advent, it’s a good time to get really familiar with the calendar and see how the Church is leading us deeper with the holiness of the saints.
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