An Advent Sonnet…

Today is Gaudete Sunday, and I find myself once more in the third week of Advent. Most every Catholic knows that this is a season of hopeful preparation, of joyfully anticipating the re-birth of the Christ Child in our hearts at Christmas. This season, as I feel harried and rushed by many obligations, I look […]

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The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry: A Book Review

The Little Prince is the tale of a pilot who crashes in the desert and is trying to survive without provisions (and without company) until he can fix his plane. He meets a little boy who mysteriously appears out of nowhere, and an unlikely friendship is formed. He discovers the Little Prince is from a […]

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare: A Book Review

The year is 1687, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond tells the story of Kit Tyler, a young 16-year-old from Barbados who moves in with her aunt and uncle in Connecticut after the death of her grandfather. While she is used to having sunshine, freedom, and a prolific education, she is more than shocked to […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: November

A barren month, filled with dying leaves and frost-covered grass, November has its own strange and empty sense of beauty. This month’s musical selection is anything but that! Although rather eclectic, I hope it adds a little flair to your fall-to-winter transition… 1) Symphony no. 9 in D minor (‘Choral’), op. 125, 4: Presto, by […]

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