Monday, April 16, 2007

Homeschool Blog Awards

Well the voting is over and we got 7th place out of 23 blogs. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. With over 1,000 votes 2 percent is actually a good number of votes. Thanks again and many, many congratulations to the winners.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


I'm Lucia. I am a 13 year old Catholic, and my main interests are drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, scrap booking, and most of all, reading. My favorite authors besides Chesterton are Sir A.C. Doyle, Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, and P.G. Wodehouse. I came across G.K. Chesterton a few years ago, as I was looking for something interesting to read. I came across the Father Brown Crime Stories short story collection in on a shelf in my family's basement. Crimes solved by a priest? What a cool idea! This was bound to be interesting. As I started reading the first short story, I thought that wow! this guy was a good writer. I was hooked. After that, I read the entire Father Brown Omnibus. I haven't read anything else of Chesterton's, but I'll be going to the library tomorrow and I'm planning to check out TMWWT and some poetry by him.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Poetry, Pope, Pimpernel, and Sleepover Friday

Ria and I are having a sleepover, at which we intended to watch John Paul II, but were obliged to settle for The Scarlet Pimpernel. Just having completed that elegant, chivalrous movie, we wanted to post some poetry for Friday before it ceased to be Friday. Here ye are.

"Why shouldn't I have a purely vegetarian drink? Why shouldn't I take vegetables in their highest form, so to speak? The modest vegetarians ought to stick to wine or beer, plain vegetable drinks, instead of filling their goblets with the blood of bulls and elephants, as all conventional meat-eaters do, I suppose"--Dalroy.

You will find me drinking rum,
Like a sailor in a slum,
You will find me drinking beer like a Bavarian
You will find me drinking gin
In the lowest kind of inn
Because I am a rigid Vegetarian.

So I cleared the inn of wine,
And I tried to climb the sign,
And I tried to hail the constable as "Marion."
But he said I couldn't speak,
And he bowled me to the Beak
Because I was a Happy Vegetarian.

Oh, I know a Doctor Gluck,
And his nose it had a hook,
And his attitudes were anything but Aryan;
So I gave him all the pork
That I had, upon a fork
Because I am myself a Vegetarian.

I am silent in the Club,
I am silent in the pub.,
I am silent on a bally peak in Darien;
For I stuff away for life
Shoving peas in with a knife,
Because I am a rigid Vegetarian.

No more the milk of cows
Shall pollute my private house
Than the milk of the wild mares of the Barbarian
I will stick to port and sherry,
For they are so very, very,
So very, very, very, Vegetarian.

Hmmm. Well, that took some time (the computer's feeling sluggish), but, believe us, it was Friday when we began. Good Morning, and we're off to bed.

P.s. Yes, Poem Hunter again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

TMWWT-Discussion Question

In chapter 12, "The Earth in Anarchy" the five detectives are faced with what seems like the entire 'earth in anarchy'. Despite this, Dr. Bull refuses to think that a thing like this could happen. He insists that it is not possible that all the ordinary people could be anarchists despite the overwhelming evidence against that supposition... and he turns out to be right.

What do you think of this situation???? Do you think Chesterton is trying to teach us something... if so, what???? What do you think of Dr. Bull?????

Monday, April 09, 2007

We Have Been Nominated!!!!

We have been nominated for best homeschool teen blog in the 2006 Homeschool Blog Awards. You can vote here.

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(If we still have the Chesterton easter eggs I made, I will post on them shortly)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

ChesterTeens collage

From a ten year old regular reader of ChesterTeens comes... the ChesterTeens collage!!!! Isn't it cool????

Note: Syme's quote reads: "Well, I suppose I'll stop my cheerful blabbering now and go do some neglected homework."

Chestertonian Easter Egg

In the combox on the last post, fpcannon asked for ideas for Chestertonian themed easter eggs. I did a Chestertonian easter egg last year (and plan to do at least two or three more this year) and used this quote:

The men of the east may spell the stars,
And times and triumphs mark;
But the men signed with the cross of Christ
Go gaily in the dark.

But this is only one out of virtually endless possibilities... suggestions anyone???? Please comment.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

Then Jesus said, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Lk 23:34
"of what use are words about such words as these?" -Chesterton

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

TMWWT-Discussion at ACS

There is (in case you haven't noticed) an interesting discussion going on concerning TMWWT on the ACS blog. Right now they are in the same chapter as our puzzle concerning the notes is in. Please go check both of them out, if you haven't already, and take some time to read and comment. These topics are so interesting!

P.S. While you're there don't forget to check out Dr. Thursdays incredible and insightful thursday posts.