7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 69

7_quick_takes_sm1It’s Friday again so time to join up with other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. Google Translate
There are so many reasons to love living in the 21st century. Google Translate is one. I have used this on many occasions and although it’s not perfect, it is pretty close.

2. 35 Years
Hard to believe that it’s been 35 years since my father died suddenly on April 22nd, 1978. This photo was taken in 1977. Earlier this week, I was thinking of the time he took me to the new Vets Stadium to see the Phillies game, just the two of us. The curious kid I was, I asked so many questions, the poor man probably couldn’t enjoy the game. Requiescat in pace, Dad…

photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

photo copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach

3. Blessed John Paul II’s Journey to Sainthood
According to the Vatican Insider, John Paul II’s journey to sainthood might sooner than later.

4. Spring Kayaking in Canada
My husband greatly anticipated getting out in his kayak again and has been waiting patiently for the ice to clear away. But…although most of the ice was gone, he discovered this large patch which prevented him from paddling any further in that direction.Ice Paddling

5. A Subtle Grace Progress
I’ve been working hard implementing suggested edits for this draft. I would say the novel is 80% finished, so hopefully we’re still on track for an end-of-year release. ASG sm

6. Reading Shelf
Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood by Pat Gohn

7. Cease Fire (Classic Cartoon)

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach/Full Quiver Publishing

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach/Full Quiver Publishing

Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach

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8 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 69

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  3. That photo of your dad is really good. He looks like a really sweet man. We are lucky if we have good dads because we want to remember their lessons after they’re gone. I really miss mine.

  4. I always love your husband’s cartoons, Ellen. They are so true to family form. Congratulations for being on target with your book edits. Hope all goes well. You are truly amazing and an inspiration to me always.
    Victoria Marie Lees

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