Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sisters, Lent and Natural Penances

Setting: Galadriel, Arwen, Puff and Frodo on subway train, early this morning.  Frodo eating arrowroot cookies  two fisted, Puff reading  Percy Jackson and the Olympians II: Sea of Monsters, Galadriel and Arwen are bickering as sisters are wont to do. 

Puff(annoyed at the bickering): Ya know, yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent, I know, why don't you two be nice to each other for Lent?

Galadriel answers first and Arwen answers without missing a beat.

Galadriel:  Ah........ No. Arwen: No, I`m good

Galadriel: Actually she (nodding towards Arwen) thought of that, and decided against it.

Puff:(to Arwen) What? You thought about being nice to your sister; figured it would be too hard and you would be setting yourself up for failure so you said: "Nuts! to that" 

Arwen: Yeah, pretty much.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Remember: Some People are Alive

simply because it is illegal to shoot them --cited from a signature line of an email found online


A Tory Backbencher has tabled a motion in parliament to study the legal definition of "human being"  Canada's legal definition of "human being" is 400 years old and states that child becomes a human being when it is fully born and the umbilical cord is cut.

As he points out this legal definition was coined based on the scientific knowledge of the time (400 years ago- 1700s).    With the advancement and defence of giving all human beings their legal "HUMAN" rights, doesn't it indeed make sense that the definition of human begin be up to date as well.  I mean really, if parliament can willy nilly change the definition of marriage because the 10 000 year old common law definition was in direct violation of our human rights code, shouldn't will truly decide at what point we all become "human beings."

I find it ironic that 400 years ago the unborn were not scientifically or legally  human beings and yet it was illegal to kill them. Now, in Canada , if the unborn are redefined as human beings, it will be perfectly legal to kill human beings.

I am reminded of a very profound statement made by a literary character:  The Law is an ass- an idiot. -Mr. Bumble, Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Saint Thomas More pray for Canada's Parliament.   They may yet face their own Oath of Succession

Fat Tuesday: The Shrove Tuesday edition

I really do hate the term "Fat Tuesday" I prefer Shrove Tuesday, but hey that is just me.

In case you don't know the meaning of the word "shrove:" it is the past tense from the verb " to shrive."

Now shrive is an interesting word:  it is both objective and subjective,; it means both to make confession and receive penance and accept absolution and also to hear confessions and give penance and grant absolution

Confession, penance, absolution.

The Confessor shrives and the Penitent is shriven.

Feel free to glean what you will from this short treatment of the word

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Gun Is Optional

Setting: Bear and Puff watching TV. TV ad for the Procedural Detective Show "King".

Female Detective King forcefully hand cuffs a suspect: "You are under arrest for attempted murder, narcotics production and making me late for my husband's birthday party."

Puff (querying): It's against the Law to make a detective late for his/her spouse's birthday party?

Bear(deadpan): Never fight with a woman who has PMS and a gun.

Puff(matter of factly): Never fight with a woman who has PMS.

Bear(dead pan): Yeah, the gun is optional.

What? You all know it's true.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm sick

I feel like death warmed over.  I was fine and going along all tickety-boo and then boom, I'm flat and exhausted.

4 out of 5 of us are sick, and have been for about a week.  The one who has escaped is Galadriel, the teenage alien who hides in the basement.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Arwen is Quite the Entrepreneur

Arwen is starting up a business.  She will make and sell Christmas ornaments at bazaars.

At the moment she is researching and developing designs, and costing the supplies so as to best price her ornaments. We have to teach her about free domain, and licensed, and cost analysis.  As for selling, well she's got the cute factor working in her favour at the moment. This is because she needs to get started on her plan which evolved from a conversation we had a couple of months ago:

Puff: What do you want to do when you grow up?

Arwen: I want to own the world..... What do I have to do to own the world?

Puff: Be a nerd and sell stuff. Bill Gates is a nerd and he already owns half of the world., because everyone buys his computers.

Arwen: (sigh) Okay, then I'll be the nerd who owns the other half of the world.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Arwen Hoping to Make it to Knoxville, Tennessee

Arwen has joined a after school extracurricular activity known as Destination Imagination.  There are, I believe 2 groups from her school.  Her team of seven 4th and 5th graders have named themselves D'Imaginators.

They hope to win at the school level, the provincial level, and hopefully make it all the way to the global championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23-26.

I better start on the passport application.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

For Americans Who are facing a very difficult election

NB: NSFW (Language)

This is what passes for humour in smarmy Great White North.  Though I agree with the first 30 seconds completely.

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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