Friday, October 29, 2010

More from St. Gertrude's

Here are a couple more photos from my trip to St. Gertrude's
Monastery in Cottonwood, ID.  One of the best things about my
trip was seeing the statuary and icons, especially the female angels.
As a child in Sunday School, our teacher once asked us to tell the
class what we wanted to be when we grew up.  I was pretty sure
about what I wanted to be when I grew up - a Guardian Angel.
When I announced my career objective my teacher told me
that I could not be an angel because only boys could be angels.

I realized a long time ago that she was wrong, of course.  And
was very pleased to see female angel statues at St. Gertrude's.

Monday, October 25, 2010

St. Gertrude's Monastery

St. G - Front grounds
A couple of weeks ago I went to St. Gertrude's Monastery for a lecture on
historical researching. The monastery has a retreat center, a museum and a
brand new B & B called the Inn. The whole place is simply gorgeous:
peaceful, quiet, beautiful building, beautiful grounds, nice people.

I didn't bring my computer, wrongly assuming that the place would not have
wireless but the Inn is completely modern and each room has wifi and a flat
screen tv. The large picture window kept me completely occupied the whole
time I was in my room/

St. Gertrude's is located in Cottonwood Idaho.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hunter Thompson: Job Hunter

Came across this post on DangerousMinds about a cover letter Hunter Thompson 
wrote applying for a job at the Vancouver Sun.  I can see now that my cover letters 
have been way off.  No wonder I don’t have a job yet.

" . . . And don’t think that my arrogance is unintentional: it’s just that 
I’d rather offend you now than after I started working for you.
I didn’t make myself clear to the last man I worked for until after 
I took the job. It was as if the Marquis de Sade had suddenly found 
himself working for Billy Graham. The man despised me, of course, 
and I had nothing but contempt for him and everything he stood for. 
If you asked him, he’d tell you that I’m “not very likable, (that I) 
hate people, (that I) just want to be left alone, and (that I) feel too 
superior to mingle with the average person.” (That’s a direct quote
 from a memo he sent to the publisher.)  Nothing beats having good 

Friday, October 8, 2010


I finished the scarf ! It was very easy and didn't take
long at all.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hylebos Wetlands Park

I visited the Hylebos Wetlands Park (south of seattle) on Monday.  
It’s really a beautiful place with miles of trails but even just 100 feet in 
you get the sense that you are miles away from any city life.  The only 
negative - no dogs allowed on the trails with you.