In defense of the fidget spinner

Usually I agree with my friend and fellow Catholic Review blogger, Robyn Barberry. But we have finally found the topic that divides us: fidget spinners. Read Robyn’s persuasive (and also poetic) take over at her blog, Unconditional. But take a spin through mine first. It’s small, it’s fast, it’s so much fun, And nearly every kid has one,...
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Lament of the fidget spinner

This is a response to Rita Buettner’s blog post singing the praises of fidget spinners. Though I’m a huge fan of Rita AND her poem, I can’t stand fidget spinners. Although they are not a problem in my art classes at St. Joan of Arc School, I can’t imagine trying to teach with a whole...
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Communion Prep with YouTube

Even though we’d been preparing for months, Collin was nervous about receiving his First Holy Communion. I would pretend to be the sacristan in front of the kitchen counter, administering unconsecrated Triscuits and water from a Waterford goblet. Time after time he’d forget something when he approached the “altar.” Hands folded in prayer, a bow,...
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