This’N’That

Thought I’d share some things that I discovered this week–real and virtual.

I watched Mr. Selfridge on the weekend. This is PBS latest offering for Masterpiece Theatre. I quite enjoyed it. It showed how giving in to temptation can mess up your life. One thing that confused me was that when Selfridge first went to see Miss Joy (I think that was her name,) he seemed out of his element. He seemed embarrassed to see her in a state of undress. I thought after seeing how he was with her that he had always been faithful to his wife. But later on in the series, his wife said that she was used to his indiscretions; they meant nothing. The two scenes seemed to contradict each other.

Sarah had a discussion going on last week about library visits with a passel of kids. The discussion morphed into moral imagination. The book, Tending the Heart of Virtue by Vigen Guroian was mentioned. I have read this book twice and, with the mention of it in this discussion, I think I may just read it a third time.

I just finished Alan Bradley’s fifth installment in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, Speaking from Among the Bones. It seems that the odd number books in this series are the better ones. I loved #1 and #3 but after reading #4, I thought just maybe the series had played its last book. Then I read #5. I absolutely loved it! And the ending came out of nowhere. I hope we don’t have to wait until next year for book #6. That would be just nasty.

I have been having a bit of trouble in getting all of my ducks in a row as far as doing the daily things. I came upon this planner on A Holy Experience. It looks promising.

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