No time to blog today--choir practice this evening, and it should go long because we're cramming in two Sunday practices and a ton of Christmas practice. Next time you sigh over the music at Mass, just spare a kind thought for the people, however musically misguided, who give up a lot of their free time to provide the music for Mass!
I haven't done a links post in a while, so here's how it works: I'll share a few links to stories I meant to get to but haven't, along with some commentary so brief that it doesn't really count as commentary. Sort of like the "Seven quick takes" thing, but without the whole linky list or clever theme idea, because I'm not that good at those things. :) So, here we go:
1. Is the present recession really a Mancession, in which more men than women are losing their jobs and livelihoods? Could be, and that could impact American families quite a bit more than it would be politically correct to discuss.
2. Meanwhile, are moms--both the "stay-at-home" kind and the "working mom" kind--totally fed up with their children's schools' expectations that Mom is always free to drive, bake, raffle, organize, pep, collect, and contribute? It would seem so. Hey, that's one reason I homeschool: if the schools are practically going to expect me to work part time for them for free, I might as well work full-time for myself, and have the added advantage of getting to set our curricula and schedule, right?
3. In local news, a Chase bank branch was told it could no longer display a donated Christmas tree because people might be offended. Only approved corporate non-sectarian Christmas decorations are allowed. Guess what, Chase? I'm offended that you think it's even possible to make Christmas a corporate non-sectarian generic "holiday." Get those tacky "holiday lights" window stickers off your windows, and put up Ebenezer Scrooge's likeness instead--it would be far more appropriate.
4. Where's the third billboard, the one that says, "You both know this is a waste of money. Because too many atheists are jerks. Now, go feed the poor instead of putting up stupid signs."
5. Liberal media wakes up and notices, for the first time, that the Obama White House is not "Camelot." Still waiting for them to notice that Barack Obama isn't JFK. Or a noble caribou, whichever.
6. A nation in which five-year-old girls stop liking princesses and start wanting to be "hot" instead is a nation in deep caribou waste material. Just saying.
7. Let's end this on a positive note: a woman who lost her job used her last paycheck to continue her annual tradition of providing a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with gifts, for senior citizens. I'm sure that God will bless her in abundance for her love and trust.
See you Monday!