All posts by Cate MacDonald

The Thing About Princesses

I looked through a blog today called “Kate Middleton for the Win,” which was basically a bunch of pictures of Miss Middleton leading her glamorous post-engagement life, captioned with what the author imagines she might be thinking about her own...

/ April 29, 2011

Proving Ourselves to be Neighbors: A Meditation for Blessed Sacrament Church

The church board of The Episcopal Church of the Blessed Sacrament and the Anglican Church of the Resurrection (two parishes who worship and fellowship as one) very kindly asked me to facilitate a discussion on stewardship during their board retreat....

/ March 1, 2011

On Homeschooling, from an 8th grader’s perspective

Confession time: I was home-schooled my whole life, and it’s one of the things I am most passionate about (I think. It’s hard to say. I’m inordinately passionate about a lot of things). This morning I had the pleasure of...

/ February 10, 2011

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Dream, and Did Something About It.

I’ve never really paid much attention to Martin Luther King Jr. day. School holidays don’t mean much to homeschoolers, and though I’ve always vaguely appreciated that he was an important man, it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve started to...

/ January 17, 2011

A Grief Observed: Warren Arthur Heath, 1924-2010

My grandfather died yesterday. He died just short of his 87th birthday and 65th wedding anniversary. He died in Mountainview, California suddenly and peacefully after a long battle with cancer and the harsh treatments it required. He left behind his...

/ December 22, 2010

The Gospel According to Trees: Animal Kingdom

I’ve always been a sucker for animals. I have a long-standing (and well-deserved) reputation for adopting every stray dog that comes into my line of vision. I am currently spending my free time with a cat that showed up at...

/ November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving from George

I can’t remember having read this before this year, which seems both impossible and inexcusable. For your enjoyment: Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful...

/ November 27, 2010

The Only Time Star Magazine will be Linked from Mere-O

So, I guess this is old news, but it’s freshly disturbing to me. Sarah Palin is going to have her own reality TV show. This just doesn’t seem good for the future of political dialog. I was talking about this...

/ October 22, 2010

The Gospel According to Trees: Thoughts from Muir (there will probably be a lot of these)

When I read That Hideous Strength for the first time, I was impressed by Lewis’ deep appreciation of the ancient forests and trees. In the novel, the forests serve as a counterpoint to the ugly, progressive for the sake of progressive,...

/ October 7, 2010

The Gospel According to Trees: Foundations of Creation Care

Your responses to my original question were as diverse and interesting as I had hoped for, but they did increase my awareness of just how big this topic is. Though a few book reviews and subsequent editorializing will organize future...

/ October 2, 2010