Earrings of the Week: Happy returns

Remember that time, oh, a year and a half ago, when I last posted an Earrings of the Week? I hardly do, either. But today I’m reawakening this sporadic series with the hope of changing its status from “never” to “occasional.”

‘It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort’

Last year we found the 2017 official Tolkien calendar (connected to the Tolkien estate; none of this movie-poster kitsch), which depicted a series of Tolkien’s illustrations of The Hobbit. It was a glorious year, calendar-wise. But at the end of the year, I couldn’t just throw away those nice, quality prints that happened to be…

The Rise of the Tulips

Some of you may recall my bulb-planting adventure from this past fall. Well, not only did they start to bloom, they have been thriving!

Saul Tries to Join the Disciples (As Told in Gifs)

This past Sunday’s first reading at Mass had a lot of excellent truths to unpack — about friendship, trust, conversion and giving former villains a second chance. In short, I loved it and have been thinking about it a lot since Sunday morning. I also reflected on how this is a nice snapshot of the…