Daily Archives: 15 December 2010

Cable guy: Do it yourself!

I have a very long ethernet cable that had broken connectors.
It was time to make a change.
I have had a cable crimper and tool for a long time and some connectors.
Hack off the bad connector.

In examining the cable carefully I … Continue reading

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A study in contrasts

From one side….

And from the evil side….

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WDTPRS Ember Wednesday “Missa Aurea” Collect: solace for the lonely

Today, Ember Wednesday of Advent, those who have the use of the older, traditional Roman Missal, offer worship to God with the so-called Missa aurea, the “Golden Mass”.
There is a strong Marian overtone to today’s Mass formulary.  The Roman … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 2011 Ordo from Angelus Press

The nice people at Angelus Press sent me a 2011 Ordo… the Ordo Divini Officii Persolvendi Missaeque Sacrificii Peragendi Pro Anno Domini 2011.

This Ordo is in accordance with the rubrics established by John XXIII in Rubricarum instructum of 25Jul 1960.
This … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures

Sometimes it’s the small things.

Filling up a large black garbage bag with clutter
Cleaning up your computer’s “desktop”
Not screwing up the chicken
The return of the chickadees after the blizzard
Getting your office finished at more or less the right hours of the … Continue reading

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Just some photos

I just liked the way this turned out.
Last night I stuffed and roasted a chicken which was on a super sale.  I almost never stuff chickens.  Usually when I make a chicken I just use rosemary and lemon.  Sadly, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent.
COLLECT:
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut Filii tui ventura sollemnitas
et praesentis nobis vitae remedia largiatur,
et praemia aeterna concedat.
This prayer was in Rotulus 6 published with the Veronese Sacramentary.  It was in … Continue reading

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A report on my urgent appeal to help with a crisis pregnancy

Sunday I took up the cause posted by my friend Fr. Finigan about swiftly gathering money and necessary things for a young woman in a “crisis pregnancy”.  My post was here.  I got on board because I know Fr. Finigan … Continue reading

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