Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The moose have been hungry in Alaska this winter. This doesn't have much to do with anything that follows in this post, but it does give me a chance to post this photo of my Mom's cute window hanger (and the moose-hungry-making winter landscape behind it) and also, when else am I ever going to get a chance to write a line like that with credibility?
I am thinking of opening a novel with the line, though, "The moose were hungry that winter...." Now I have a head start for next November's novel writing!
Ever since the New Year I have been trying to figure out my plans for this blog. In November I started a new blog and though that one hasn't quite hit its natural stride yet, it overlaps so much with this one that I don't really need to keep this one going. In the past I have managed to keep two or more blogs alive at the same time, but recently I just haven't been keeping up that pace. I used to think I was addicted, and maybe I was, but nowadays I almost have to make "blog every day" a Lenten resolution! (not quite a penance, because it IS after all something I enjoy and am by no means obligated to do). Anyway, most of the posts I write on here can just as easily go on the other one.
So I am thinking that default posting will be on Take Up and Read. We have lots of plans for that blog. It is Catholic in emphasis as a quick look will show, but it is also about literary homeschooling and large family logistics and that sort of thing, and non-Catholics are very welcome. Chari and I are both converts with many non-Catholic friends and family members.
As for the moose, I feel sort of sorry for them. I see them lope past outside quite often. I heard from Mom's neighbor that the deep snow really tires them out and also makes it hard for them to find food, so they have been gravitating towards roads and railroad tracks because it is easier to walk there. But of course, that isn't a great survival strategy. Come to think of it, that is a good Lenten parable.... I too often gravitate towards the wide easy road where engines of destruction can easily sweep me into their path and toss me aside.
I am not planning to close down this blog -- I like to leave my old posts up so I can link to them in future -- and I may still post randomly when I want to draw attention to something -- but I just wanted you all to know where I had gone and what is going on.
A MOST BLESSED LENT AND EASTER TO YOU ALL!