Monday, June 28, 2010

Catholicism on Kindle!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Kindle and the other e-readers are playing havoc with the publishing industry. Booksellers like myself are seeing dwindling sales as more and more folks want the convenience of electronic books.

And who can blame them? I LOVE books, but the Kindle fascinates me. One of these days I'll buy one - probably just before the next time I fly out to the west coast. Instead of carrying three books with me to tide me over until my return, I'll carry a Kindle and as many books as I want.

So - try it out. Here are some Catholic titles from Kindle. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

This year's model of grandbabies!

Babies are bursting out all over!!

So far, this season of spring and summer 2010 has yielded a bumper crop of Stabosz grandchildren! These are #s 8 and 9. At top we have Rosalyn Gwenhyver Gregg, born to Em and Scott a few weeks ago. (I'm a Bad, BaD GRANDMOM... I don't have the exact date at hand or committed to memory). And on the bottom, little Ishmael Matthew Stabosz, Jr., born to Sine' and Ish just yesterday at 4:37am.

I look at them and grin from ear to ear. God is good!

Monday, June 07, 2010

My first trip to the Bay Area

Top ten Lessons Learned from my recent trip to the San Francisco Bay Area:

1. United doesn't just break guitars. I will never cheat on Southwest again.

2. PLATO IV terminals still have that warm, orange glow.

3. Seeing old friends is great. Not connecting up with old friends and siblings is not. Life is a mix.

4. Google security is lax. Any old 60-something PLATO gal can break into their locked headquarters. And, apparently, nobody older than 30 works in Quality Control. Or anywhere?

5. Burmese food is AWESOME. Eaten with a good friend, MANNA!

6. Many, many people have a genuine gratitude towards and affection (even love) for Don Bitzer, the "Father of PLATO."

7. Rosanna and Frances, the Temporary Drivers License ladies at the Delaware Motor Vehicle Division are sympathetic, responsive, and efficient to solve your problems. Who knew??

8. Brian Dear rocks. Aaron Woolfson rolls. Sharon Dugdale, Bonnie Seiler and Ruth Chabay tell a mean PLATO software story, and for their pains got gypped of a Q&A session.

9. PLATO games can still bring out the raucousness, in 50-, 60-, and 70-something males.

10. St. Bartholemew's in San Mateo has a gorgeous interior, but leaves Jesus exposed and alone.

The real reason dinosaurs became extinct...

Tip of the hat to Rachelle Gardner! From the comments on her literary blog, this has apparently been making the rounds, but this is the first I've seen of it.