Blog stuff: August 2004 Archives

referral trivia

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I was reading through my sitemeter log and there were close to 20 hits from catholic match ( a singles service it seems). I wonder what is up with that? I am happily married for more than 30 years now......

comments policy

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I've had a few of my regular readers suggest that I ban a particular commenter, and so I thought that I would post the basics of my particular policy. It is more a guideline - it is after all my blog and I can choose to be arbitrary at any time.
I do not intend to ban any commenter who is a real person, who has a valid email address, and who does not use profanity of language as I define it. I would prefer that commenters be polite whether they agree or disagree with me, but you have to be pretty over the line before I will delete your comment or ban your IP address.
I have had to deal with some pretty wacko people in my life, and I am not easily rattled. My intent in replying to negative commentary is to clarify my position and ideas. I am not responsible for how others interpret me, but I will make a concerted effort to restate any unclear ideas or ambiguous concepts in English as clear as I possibly can.
If it becomes obvious that I am not communicating, I will continue to pray for the person with whom the miscommunication has occurred. The fact that a dialogue, however imperfect, has continued, tells me that there is a need of some kind that is being met.
I reserve the right to ignore any comments that I choose to ignore.
Private email will not be blogged without permission. I consider links included in any private email to be bloggable at my discretion, given that the internet is an extremely public forum.
I appreciate the concern that my regular readers have expressed. It is good to know that I am not totally unable to communicate my ideas. Growing up as the perennial outsider who was chronically misundersood by my peers has left me a little insecure in that arena.
on a final note: the difference between a clique and a support network consists of two things - whether one in on the inside or the outside, and whether the insiders invite you in or utterly reject you. Thank you (and you know who you are) for inviting me in.

Good News
a possible resource for my unhappy commenter.

Steve does it again


Justin takes the way-back machine to 1974


The year we got married.
Estimated Prophet
I get some pretty neat links from my commenters! Thanks, Varenius!

comments on comments

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Congrats to Dale Price on having comment #1100. In response to a challenge in a prior comment, I offer this opportunity to all my readers, especially those who see themselves as disenfranchised.

If there is something " uplifting or joyous or kind or compassionate or enlightening" that you would like to contribute to the blogosphere, send it to me and I will gladly post it in your name, unedited. (except for profanity, which will be deleted).

blogroll purge coming


I am getting ready to try to trim the blogroll down to a reasonable size again. With rare exceptions, I will delete anyone who hasn't posted in the last 60 days. You have been warned!

another blog heard from

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Selkie: Smoking, No. Nursing, Yes.

my midwife friend nancy sent me this - another cool crunchy homeschooling mom blog.

heard from


Just got an email from William Luse, he is ok and is working on a brief update to post. also, last heard that Mama Owl aka Davey's mommy, broke her water and should be birthing soon (if she hasn't already). Me, I'm taking a brief break from labor-sitting a couple of moms. I expect to be very busy later tonight.

Nathan speaks out on

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The Choice We Face
and he speaks powerfully. Please read it and bookmark it.
Nathan, you know that I have been praying for you since I first read you, many blogs ago. I pray that your conversion will continue to deepen, and that through your pain you will be able to be a powerfull witness to the goodness of God. May the patron saint we share, St. Mary Magdalene, keep you in her prayers as well.

family and faith

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another new catholic blog


and it opens with a truly hilarious parody of the Silmarillion.



Joshua Claybourn's mother. She was only 3 weeks older than me. May God in His mercy welcome her home, and may her family be comforted in their grief.


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I haven't been able to get to Steve SKellmayer's blog Fifth Column all day - it starts to load and then redirects to what seems to be a commercial site. I thought I had Steve's email addy in my book, but no such luck. Have any of you been able to read his site?

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