Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stuff, Meet Fan.

I have barely posted lately, I know, and this is not exclusive news by any stretch. Most people who read this site probably already know about it, but just in case:

Notre Dame invited President Obama to speak at this year's commencement, and he accepted.

The president, Fr. John Jenkins, defended the choice.

And now the bishop has announced he will not attend the ceremonies. As my friend and ND alum Ginna said, "Bishop D'Arcy lays the SMACK DOWN."

Thursday, March 12, 2009


L., 8th grader leading prayer: Any intentions?
Me: For my friend Becca who found out yesterday she's moving to Africa next year.
D: That's hardcore!
L: We pray to the Lord.
Class: Lord, hear our prayer.
K: For Miss C.'s friend Becca to get to Africa safe.  And not be eaten by a lion.
L: We pray to the Lord.
Class: Lord, hear our prayer.
Me: (Head hanging)

Monday, March 2, 2009

This is absurd.

It's early march. i'm sitting in my car with the sunroof open. I went to the beach two days ago. I love south texas.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Following their "church wedding", November 2006

Today is my parents' 12th anniversary. It's pretty dizzying to think of everything that's happened to our family in that time: two more babies, eight houses and five or six states, depending on how you count, four graduations -- two high school, one college, one basic training -- and the innumerable trials and triumphs of everyday life.

Here's to the last 12, and to many more.