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I have just finished getting all the photos together for my book on Augustine. Too bad that we don't have a portrait of Augustine done by his contemporaries. Not that skill was lacking. I am so amazed at the talent of the artists of the Fayum mummy portraits in Egypt, done

Fayum 2009-09-23T15:36:00+00:00

New Obstacles and More Help

Just as I was breathing a sigh of relief after receiving the last illustration for the Augustine book, I received an e-mail from my publisher saying that some of the photos I sent him are not good enough! Since this book has only 12 illustrations (six less than the other one,

New Obstacles and More Help 2009-09-17T15:37:00+00:00

Unexpected Encouragement

I have received, just a few days ago, an e-mail from Phillip Cary, Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania (photo on the left). Dr. Cary graciously agreed to read my manuscript on Augustine (on short notice!) and made some precious comments and suggestions. He also wrote a

Unexpected Encouragement 2017-07-13T05:17:17+00:00

Rachel Getting Married

My husband is a movie-lover. He watches a movie every night when he is not watching football. I don't usually join him - too much blood most of the time. Last night I was sick with a cold and saw this interesting movie about family woes. Rachel's sister Kym (Ann Hathaway)

Rachel Getting Married 2017-07-13T05:17:17+00:00

A 9/11 Reflection

A few people today asked what I was doing on 9/11/2001.I remember watching the news early on TV. My father called from Italy. He knew nothing about it. I explained what had happened, and he said, "You make it sound as if it's the end of the world." He called me

A 9/11 Reflection 2009-09-12T02:00:00+00:00

Augustine on Science

I am not partial to Augustine, and of course I don't agree with everything he ever said, but there is so much of his thought that I could not include in my biography for young readers. I love this quote on science.It is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel

Augustine on Science 2009-09-08T13:43:00+00:00