Trousered Ape
An exercise in presumption.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
We have two additional days to ask the Holy Spirit to change the heart and mind of Judge Greer. Let's go!
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Anne at Our Home School could also use some heavy-duty praying.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
I have just heard that my senior Senator, Arlen Specter, has Hodgkin's Disease. Please join me in praying for him.
Monday, February 07, 2005
As I have said, I love the English language (perhaps not wisely, but certainly well). One Ian Bruton-Simmons, in The 2003 Christmas Lecture to the Churchill Society, comes to its defense against those who would corrupt and cheapen it. His address is too compact to summarize; just go and read it. I promise, I will never misuse the word "meticulous" again. (Via Language Log).
Found this personality quiz at Basia me, Catholica sum (now added to the blogroll). At first, it didn't seem accurate, since it had told me I was phlegmatic rather than melancholic; but after going back and forth and fudging the answers a couple of times, and reading the personality descriptions, I decided that it was in fact accurate and had me pegged as 50% phlegmatic/50% melancholic. Naturally, my personality manages to select the worst characteristics from each (I had thought to include a list, but realized that it would be overlong and tedious; you need only go to Phlegmatic and Melancholic to discover them).
Friday, February 04, 2005

(At the dinner table)

The Equestrienne (of her sister): She'll drive me into a loony bin!
The Ape (feigning surprise): You mean we're not in one already?
The Equestrienne: Well…an upgraded one.


(At bedtime)

The Storm Queen: I can't snap my fingers yet. But I can gargle. That's a sign that I'm getting to be a big girl.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
This story has made its way all over the blogosphere (I found it at The Corner), and [UPDATE - thanks to The Old Oligarch] is, it appears, probably not true. I have therefore removed the original post.

[Further update]: The story is officially false.
I have finally, after unconscionable delay, gotten around to overhauling my (permanently under construction) blogroll. I have added some new links: welcome to Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, The Anchoress, The Commonplace Book of Zadok the Roman, The Dawn Patrol, Diary of a Suburban Priest, Dyspeptic Mutterings, Fathers Know Best, MONIALES OP - Dominican Nuns, Ruminations, and The Troglodyte. I have added a few political/current affairs links as well. Finally, I have created a separate category of links to retired/inactive blogs (I don't want to delete them because they might come back someday).


Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Please pray for the souls in Purgatory

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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(permanently under construction)

Acts of the Apostasy
Ad Altare Dei
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Against the Grain
Aliens in This World
The American Catholic
American Papist
The Anchoress
And Sometimes Tea
Argent by the Tiber
The B-Movie Catechism
Bethune Catholic
The Black Cordelias
Bonfire of the Vanities
The Bovina Bloviator
Called by Name
Canterbury Tales
Catholic Bibliophagist
Catholic and Enjoying It!
Catholic Fire
Catholic Light
Catholic Matriarch
A Catholic Mom climbing the Pillars
A Catholic View
Charlotte was Both
Church of the Masses
The Common Room
Confessions of a Hot Carmel Sundae
The Cranky Professor
Creative Minority Report
The Curt Jester
Danielle Bean
dark speech upon the harp
The Dawn Patrol
Defensor Fidei
Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!
Dyspeptic Mutterings
Eternity Road
Eve Tushnet
An Examined Life
For Keat's Sake
Fructus Ventris
GKC's Favourite
Happy Catholic
Head Noises
The Inn at the End of the World
Insight Scoop
The Jury Box
The Kraalspace
The Lady in the Pew
Laudem Gloriae
Lex Communis
A Momentary Taste of Being
MONIALES OP - Dominican Nuns
My Domestic Church
Oblique House
Open wide the doors to Christ!
Our Word and Welcome to It
Pansy and Peony
A Plumbline in the Wind
Pro Ecclesia Pro Familia Pro Civitate
Reverend Know-it-All
Ricki's Rants and Rambles
Romish Internet Grafitti
Sancta Sanctis
Shredded Cheddar
Standing on My Head
The Troglodyte
V for Victory!
Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor
What Does the Prayer Really Say
Wheat & Weeds
Whispers in the Loggia
The Wine-Dark Sea
Young Fogeys


Gates of Vienna
Midwest Conservative Journal
Tim Blair

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About Last Night
Dinosaur Comics
Girl Genius

Links Too Good to Lose

Hey There, Cthulhu
Conan - the Musical
The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Vanity of the Scribbler

Bad Bobby
Thirteenth Night, or, What You Kill
The Danish Astronomer and His Moose - a Drinking Song
Roe v. Wade
If Shakespeare Had an MBA
Strange Religious Xylophones
The Ruler of the Pope's Navee
Oh, Purple Cow - a Sonnet
An Incovenient Tragedy
The King Tut March
Back Yard Haiku
Triolets of Horror
Bishop Trautman and the Translators
The Drunken Ferret Villanelle
The Evil Ternominated
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Godzilla?
Bishop Bo-Peep
Kronos & Kids - A Mythological Sitcom
A Scary Vegetable
St. George? Never Heard of Him
Godzilla - The Musical
Shocking Contraception, or, Ball Lightning
Legion of Faithbots
Occasioned by the Acquittal of Michael Jackson
If Edgar Allan Poe had written “Dick and Jane”

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