Saturday, November 03, 2007

C. S. Lewis

My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, "Oh, Lor'! They bring religion into everything. Look -- they're dragging it even into Christmas now!"

-- from Letters to an American Lady, letter dated Dec 29/58

Friday, November 02, 2007

C. S. Lewis
on St. Mary Magdalene

The allegorical sense of her great action dawned on me the other day. The precious alabaster box which one must break over the Holy Feet is one's heart. Easier said than done. And the contents become perfume only when it is broken. While they are safe inside they are more like sewage. All very alarming.

-- from Letters to an American Lady, letter dated Nov 1st 54
C. S. Lewis

The act which engenders a child ought to be, and usually is attended by pleasure. But it is not the pleasure that produces the child. Where there is pleasure there may be sterility: where there is no pleasure the act may be fertile. And in the spiritual marriage of God and the soul it is the same. It is the actual presence, not the sensation of the presence, of the Holy Ghost that begets Christ in us.

-- from Letters to an American Lady, letter dated 20/2/55

Thursday, November 01, 2007

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November, a sonnet by Hartley Coleridge.

Monday, October 29, 2007


The Boston Red Sox have won the 2007 World Series in four games straight ...


Sox are kings of the diamond by Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Three games to nil

All right, it got a little scary tonight in the 7th inning, but a win is a win is a win.

Daisuke's 2 RBI were a nice touch. And the (other) rookies came through when they had to.

The box score.

One more ...

Go Sox!