Saturday, May 30, 2009


Summer Fun: Go Angels!

(I won't mention the fact that they lost!) Last night I engaged in a good 'ole American past time of going to a baseball game. As those know me can attest, I'm not the biggest sports fan in the world and usually only get excited around playoffs. (GO LAKERS!!) But, I decided that since it had been around 10 years since my last game it was high time I went to another one. The game itself was okay. I was completely lost half the time and never did figure out what was a ball and what was a strike. Let's face it, television puts you much closer, and even then I can't figure the game out. :-) However, despite my lack of knowledge, the game was great fun, and I enjoyed getting into the spirit of baseball, singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and cheering for no particular reason. And I must say, the fireworks were spectacular. (see next post for a snippet of the finale)

Final Score: 5/2, Mariners.

Seth and I.

It took four tries to get this picture without the people behind us adding rabbit ears!

Yeah for fireworks!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Anij: Have you ever experienced, a perfect moment in time? Captain Picard: A perfect moment? Anij: When time seemed to stop, and you could almost live, in that moment. Captain Picard: Seeing my home planet from space, for the first time. Anij: Yes. Exactly. Nothing more complicated than perception. Anij: ...We've discovered that a single moment in time can be a universe in itself, full of powerful forces. Most people aren't aware enough of the now to even notice.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Deer's Cry: St. Patrick's Breastplate

I ARISE TODAY through a mighty strength, the invocation of theTrinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today through the strength of Christ with His Baptism, through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burialthrough the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension, through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubimin obedience of Angels, in the service of the Archangels,in hope of resurrection to meet with reward, in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets, in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors, in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through the strength of Heaven:light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendour of Fire,speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea,stability of Earth, firmness of Rock.

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me: God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's host to secure me against snares of devils, against temptations of vices, against inclinations of nature, against everyone whoshall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

I summon today all these powers between me (and these evils): against every cruel and merciless power that may opposemy body and my soul, against incantations of false prophets,against black laws of heathenry, against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry, against spells of women [any witch] and smiths and wizards, against every knowledge that endangers man's body and soul. Christ to protect me today against poison, against burning, against drowning, against wounding, so that there may come abundance of reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right,Christ on my left, Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of theOneness of the Creator of creation. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of Christ. May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

W. Stokes / J. Strachan (eds.):
Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus,
vol. II.Cambridge 1903, p. 354-58