My ability to make lists and keep a calendar is back in full force. Wow. I knew my brain had been working on partial-capacity for a long while, but it’s dramatic to experience the return.
Saw Dr. M early in the week. He says come back in a year unless something crazy happens. No reason at this time to think there is something other than mystery-model IST, but of course if bizarre scary nasty symptoms emerge, then we’ll realize we were mistakenly optimistic. So far so good, and since I live in the present, “how things are now” is stretched out indefinitely in my imagination. I like that.
Trying to keep the schedule pared down during self-rehab, and also in light of the boy starting high school this fall and me teaching two new-to-me courses. (The one, French 1, I’ve taught before but not this particular course.) Have some work to do to get all the materials together for that. Re: High School, I came to my senses and enrolled the boy in Kolbe’s Online courses, which means I can stay on top of the homework-doing, but not actually be required to master the Greek classics myself in quite the same way it would take otherwise.
That’s all I can think of to report right now. Everything’s good. Busy, but not crazy busy, and my brain works again. CAWOG’s pretty pleasant these days. (It was never that bad, actually. Dramatic, but not bad.)
The catalog of blorging since last I updated here:
- June 20, 2014 Quick Links – Corrections on Guns & Tuam – Rebecca Frech’s story you need to read, and also the AP botched it on the story commentated on earlier in the month, see below.
- June 20, 2014 Fortnight for Freedom Begins Tomorrow – What Have You Been Writing? It’s that time.
- June 20, 2014 The Protection of the Innocent and the Decision to Kill – Redneck Catholicism explored.
- June 19, 2014 Dead Priests, Dead Babies, Guns, Cars, Accidents, Guilt & Absolution – Pile of thoughts on related topics, no claims it’s a cogent essay.
- June 18, 2014 Three Easy Steps Towards US Health Care Reform – People seem to like this one. I’m interested in your feedback, combox is still open and will stay open as long as it’s civil, which it probably will remain, calm topic and all that.
- June 16, 2014 F-Minus Christianity: Loving My Enemies – You knew I wasn’t that great of a Christian, no use pretending otherwise.
Three articles on the topic I hate to write about, but that keeps coming up:
- June 12, 2014 Gender Reassignment Creates Problems, But Not Irredeemable Problems
- June 10, 2014 Transgender Children: What is a Christian Parent to Do?
- June 9, 2014 Why Opposition to Same Sex Unions is Utterly Unlike Racism
- June 6, 2014 Tuscany Prize – 2014 Deadline Approaches – PSA – due soon!
- June 6, 2014 Free Stuff: Lord You Know I Love You Retreat Workbook – Revised & updated.
- June 6, 2014 Iconic Book Titles Revisted
- June 5, 2014 “Experimenting on Your Children” – Why cursive is worth your time.
- June 4, 2014 Evil is Easy – updated twice – See “Tuam correction” above.
- June 4, 2014 Online Courses w/Kolbe Academy – Summer & 2014-2015 Registration is Open + Why Jen Likes Kolbe**
- June 3, 2014 Refresher: You Do Not Have to Choose Between Modesty and Comfort
- June 2, 2014 Mythical Mom Needs to Be Slain @ #CatholicMom.com
- June 2, 2014 Evangelize While Teaching the Sacraments
- May 31, 2014 Mandatory Reading: Frank Weathers on Forced Sterilizations in the US. Not the long ago.
- May 31, 2014 And Something Fun: John McNichol has Openings in his Summer 2014 Speaking Schedule
- May 31, 2014 How to Stay Sane in St. Blog’s – If you liked Larry D.’s piece on this one, here’s the serious counterpart.
- May 30, 2014 My Reversion Story & Catechesis that Works
- May 29, 2014 Why Does the Ascension Matter? – Reprint from my guest post at Melanie Bettinelli’s. Longtime fans will be excited to see it run again.
- May 28, 2014 “I Got My Life Back!” And Similar Nonsense – Comments on the spiritual side of better living through chemistry.
- May 27, 2014 Why Yes, You *Should* Attend the Catholic Writers Conference this Summer – I can’t make it, but you can, go.
- May 26, 2014 The Door Comes to Us, and It Looks Like Bread and Wine. This is my favorite post ever, @CatholicMom.com.
- May 26, 2014 Deo Gratias
- May 22, 2014 God Neither Needs Nor Wastes
- May 22, 2014 Come to Mass Ugly, Please – Fan Mail Edition – Link to my post at NE on why the Mass is so important, and me doing a happy dance because Bryan Murdaugh liked it.
- May 21, 2014 PSA: No Mess, No Fuss Potty Training for Younger Siblings – People didn’t know this one. I was stunned. So glad I wrote about it.
- May 21, 2014 How Do We Learn the Catholic Faith (or Anything)?
- May 20, 2014 When Should You Go to Confession?
- May 16, 2014 The Martyrless Delusion in Christopia
- May 16, 2014 Satire? Yes or No? – I’m still debating.
- May 14, 2014 Why Christians Don’t Keep Kosher
- May 9, 2014 How Not to Do Religion – And don’t stalk my favorite cranky lapsed-Catholic potty-mouthed disability-rights blogger either. Just saying.
- May 9, 2014 Adverse Family Experiences Among Children in Nonparental Care, 2011–2012 – Article link.