02. January 2007 · Comments Off on Untagged · Categories: imported, Ramble

Scott didn’t tag me, but he did mention my name and I’m a sucker about books, so I’m gonna do this meme:

Find the nearest book.
Turn to page 123.
Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
Name the book and the author, and tag three more folks.

Here you go:

None of the three had ever had very high hopes of Father Cristoforo’s mission. For a man of power to withdraw from an act of oppression without being compelled to do so, as a voluntary response to an unarmed appeal, was not merely unusual, but unheard of. But the miserable certainty of failure was still a blow to all of them.

The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

(I wish I could remember why I picked out this book, as it’s certainly something that must have been recommended somewhere. Oh well. I haven’t a clue where I read about it. It’s been on my shelf for a while, and I only managed to get to it this past month.)

Oh. I never play tag. 😉

02. January 2007 · Comments Off on Thank You · Categories: imported, Ramble

… to all the kind messages, both public and private, regarding the loss of my father. They mean so much, and I am touched by your kindness.

We are doing well. The service is on Friday.

And yes, I plan on playing. I think I can do it.