Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Wonderland

The weather has been severe through much of the Nation's midsection, and the snow and ice has now reached the East Coast.

You know how when you get a nasal buildup and you just can't keep down supper and... well, it irritates your throat, but you don't know the effects until the next morning. I haven't been much for conversation since Sunday. For me, it tends to last about a week. Today is showing some improvement. I should be back to my old self by the end of the week. Until then, here's a video clip to help you make the situation seem more romantic than it really is. (Yes, I got my flu shot for this season.)

The weather outside is lovely, if you don't have to go out in it. As long as the power stays on, you'd think I could get a lot done. That would be great if I wasn't so tired all the time.

Meanwhile, Creative Minority Report has discovered this slide show of cloistered Dominican nuns, at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey. The display at CMR is twice the size of this one. For those with computers that are not quite so fast, this size may be more practical -- if you can see the little buttons. Watch it here, watch it there, watch it anywhere, but know that if Time magazine thinks this is newsworthy, this may be a year of Hope after all.

Traditionalists lament the emptying of convents and seminaries in modern times, while progressives decry traditional religious life for being out of step with the times. Neither knows what they are talking about, and proof of that is emerging everywhere.

Including here.

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