For the most part, I am a book blogger. I review books. In the process I may take on societal issues or comment on current events, but within the context of the book. However, since my blog is called "This, That and the Other Thing", sometime I write about things just because I want to Here are links to my issue posts from 2005 to 2007.
Because of Vatican II...Or Because of the Times: I opine in opposition to a view held by some that had Vatican II not happened, the Catholic lifesyle (as opposed to the liturgy) would be more like it was pre-Vatican II.
Are Internet Catholics Normal? I look at the Catholics I see online and compare them to those I see daily.
Catholic schools and Vouchers
Nursing in Public
What is the Biggest Sin?
Feast of St. Stephen
Celebrate the Season I write about our pastor's decision that our parish would celebrate Advent, not Christmas, before December 25.
Health Insurance Woes: My thoughts on health insurance back in 2006.
Special People Came to Dinner: Celebrating family
Two Sets of China: I compare old-fashioned hospitality to today's lifestyle.
Open to Life
I Hate Homework
Picking Up Your Cross
Too Much Parenting
Catholics Don't Do That I look at the Catholic Church's response to people in need.
It Is Ok to Say No. at least that's what Ms. Helium-hand was trying to tell herself.
Kids' Books and Our Reaction
Breast is Best
Bishop Olmstead and NFP
Mourning As the mother of an autistic teen I mourn the child I didn't have
I Don't Know What the Answer Is: How to pay for the priest child abuse scandle.
Keep Saying Yes: Persistance is a virtue
The Catholic Blogosphere
My Kitchen Floor: I compare cleaning my kitchen floor to confession
Out with the New, In with the Old: I talk about the Latin Mass
Teens and Driving: About my autistic son--by the way, he does drive now!
Just Do It: More about persistance
Are Things Different Now? Is violence really more common, and if so,why?
If Tulips Are So Great: I respond to the sappy piece saying that having a handicapped child is like going to Holland when you wanted to go to Rome--Holland is fine, just different
The Truth about Mardi Gras
C-Sections Caues Problems
Purgatory is Like a Diet