Friday, January 11, 2013

Twenty Questions

Well, not really twenty. More like however many it takes.

Everyone visiting this entry gets to ask me ONE question in the commbox as a way of starting me off on this new endeavor. I'll answer the questions as a separate blog post.

As many of you know, there's not much I won't answer. Of course, I reserve the right to refuse, but your question would have to be pretty outrageous and rude.

Be serious, be silly, be asking about the new blog, be asking me something you always wondered, whatever.

13 comments:

  1. How's it going with Alan and school? Alan's adjustment; the school itself; your reaction to the change in your day; your interactions with those you've met through the school etc.

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  2. Did you get to know the family across the road?

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  3. Do you have a favorite saint and/or devotion?

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  4. Were you mad at the Church recently?
    Angela M.

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  5. Has the drama at your husband's job died down?

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  6. Will we ever hear you sing?

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  7. Is the cigar smoking trad-ish priest still at your parish?

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  8. Every now and then, I read a news story about something very cool that someone has done or is doing - something that makes me sit up and thank God for making my fellow human beings so brilliant or loving or insightful. Have you read such a story lately, and if so would you care to share your thoughts on it?

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  9. Did you enjoy the latest Hobbit movie?

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  10. How did you choose the new blog name?

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  11. Do you know how glad
    I am to see you return?

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  12. People here are so polite. The questions going through my mind (have not read ahead except the one about New Years Day) are "Was it about contraception" "Was it masturbation and embarrassment about it? " When I was younger, like in my thirties, I had a serious problem with this and simply died of embarrassment at going to confession, often to men younger than myself at how they would think of the sexual desires of a fat Catholic matron, sometimes feared I would got to hell because of embarrassment, and it didn't matter to me whether it was in the confessional or face to face, it was just *saying* it. Which is why, when I heard "finally got out of mortal sin" in the New Year's Day post, that was what I thought of.

    I think I strengthened the virtue of moral courage by going through this; it enabled me later to do things like own up to a medication error when working as a nurse. It was like walking up the driveway to the dentists office when I was a child, where I was going to have my cavities drilled with an old slow drill and no novocaine. It developed my moral courage with relation to pain. I know confession is supposed to be all wonderful and about mercy, but that's on the other end. Facing it, in those days, was like going to the dentist. But I'd only admit this to other Catholics.

    Anyway, that was the question in my mind, but maybe it falls in the "pretty obnoxious and rude" category. I can see how you would think so.
    Susan Peterson

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