Today, I enter the world of web-logging (aka a "blog"), not because it's trendy and certainly not because I think the world is that enamored about (to paraphrase) the "chatter of the mind." (Who said that, by the way? Belloc? Chesterton? Lewis?)
In fact, The Keeping It Catholic Weblog will not be a public diary. It will present "food for thought" in the form of facts, news and some insights into all kinds of topics relevant to Catholics. That doesn't mean we won't be sharing a few personal anecdotes (or should I say vignettes?) - but only if they are "of general interest" (now that I remember is from "Cheaper by the Dozen"!).
Topics will naturally include anything related to Catholic education and family life or that which impact them (the good, the bad, and the ugly). Personally, I like to think "happy thoughts" (thank you, Mr. Barry, author of "Peter Pan"!) so I plan to include very interesting musings on The Lord of The Rings, especially The Return of the King. In fact, I'll be writing a long article on that in the upcoming Keeping It Catholic Newsletter - the hard copy. (More on that later!)
Although this blog will address all kinds of topics, don't forget that you can always find more information about Catholic homeschooling issues at the Keeping It Catholic website.
Btw! Nobody enjoys humor more than I, and I'm sure eventually you will find humor here - but chatter just for the sake of chatter is not the primary purpose of this "blog."
To me, a blog is an efficient way to post updates of various kinds, interesting letters from KIC website visitors, topics that keep coming my way, or to provide FYI ("For Your Information") links to other articles of interest. Perhaps I hold the idea that a blog should be efficient since my mind turns to more practical matters out of necessity (being a mom of a good-sized family- and a writer to boot - usually makes for some attempt at efficiency, and everybody knows "necessity is the mother of invention"!). ;>
In the meantime, you are most welcome to send posts, articles of interest or links for possible addition to The Keeping It Catholic Weblog!