Saturday, April 12, 2003

Hi all:

My cousin Ann and I went to a "palm weaving festival" today out at St. Boniventure Church in Bloomington. We thought we'd be making all kinds of wonderful things with our palms from church tomorrow, but it was hard! We ended up making a mini-crown of thorns, a rose, a fish, a cross, and a pinecone, but we will never be able to remember how to do them again (being too cheap to buy the manual or video). Most of the instructors were elderly nuns who are trying to keep this ancient art alive; when asked how to contact them with questions, one replied, "Just send me e-mail."

I found this picture on the Internet of the Sister spearheading this project with some examples:

Friday, April 11, 2003

Good luck, Liv!

Liv (or Livvi'i, as she likes to spell it) is heading off to Duluth today for the State Science Fair. Have a great trip, Liv, I know you'll do well!


Great interview, Mae! I shared it with friends (who are sci-fi geeks); we thought asking what HE was reading was good - interesting stuff, thanks for sharing it!

Sunday, April 06, 2003

I am so sorry to hear of the death of your schoolmate. I heard about it on the news and Pete told me that it was the boy that you knew. How sad. Some people can be so dumb to think that violence will solve something so trivial. His mom must be having a hard time since he was her only child. At least she has the comfort of knowing what exactly happened to cause her sons death. The guy that I graduated with who was found dead in the river, well his family will probably never know how he died. Which has to be so hard. Your life can be taken so fast. It's just a good reminder to cherish everyday as if it were your last.