7 Quick Takes – Volume 20 (High and Dry)

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Real Catholic Love and Sex will be moving to WordPress. We’re moving the site now and should have it ready for everyone shortly.

Kate and I have been very dissatisfied with Blogger. It’s a very limited platform with a few glaring design flaws that Google seems to have no interest in fixing. We’ve each had a post “eaten” by Blogger. Unlike WordPress, there is no revision history or way to restore deleted drafts.

I’ve been very happy with WordPress for this blog, so it will remain where it is.

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A great video about everybody’s least favorite font.

Not too bad for a flyer for a bake sale or a child’s birthday party, but probably not the best font for a Papal Tribute.

— 3 —

Katie of NFP and Me asks “Should we teach NFP to kids?” Specifically, should teenage girls be taught the basics of NFP as part of “the birds and the bees” talk?

Yes. Yes we should. Because knowing your cycles is basic women’s health.

Charting gave this woman an early alert to cervical cancer—and saved her life!

This woman was able to detect the early signs of aggressive cervical cancer from her chart. The cancer was treated successfully.

It’s also useful for guys, too. Will Sacks of Kindara Fertility explains why guys should know about fertility, too.

I can’t believe I lived 29 years before I knew this, It’s kind of like Being A Human 101. We should all know how to create and not create other humans, and understand how that process works. It’s pretty basic stuff. Your body needs food and water, and if you want to create another human, do this, and if you don’t do this; it’s that basic.

It’s also useful for guys to know that girls are designed differently and that’s OK. Our hormones are the same every day. We are the same every day. Women change during the month.

While teenage guys don’t have to worry about periods or cycle problems, it would have been great to know why a girl could be she’s happy and affectionate one week, then moody and withdrawn two weeks later.

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Because I work in a technological field, I have been drafted onto the Technology Committee of my daughter’s Catholic school.

Basically, the computers in the school are well past retirement age and the school doesn’t have enough money to replace them. Computer lab has become as much about learning the virtue of patience as it has about using computers.


Although homeschooling has gained popularity among some Catholics who want to raise their children in the faith, Catholic school is still important. Many parents were very poorly catechized and simply aren’t able to convey the faith or a sense of community to their children because they never had one. Catholic schools can and do provide that sense of Catholic community and background in the faith that would otherwise be lacking. It’s not uncommon for the school to bring parents back to the Church or to get them to take their faith more seriously. (Parent-to-parent community is also important—it’s not all about the kids!)

Many people think that Catholic schools are only for the wealthy or that they take in loads of money from tuition. This may be true for some, but many are operating on a shoestring budget. They do a lot with a little, but many need your support.

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To celebrate G.K. Chesterton’s 139th birthday on May 29th, The Anchoress presents a 30 Quote Chesterton salute. My favorite?

It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light. Satan fell by the force of gravity.

That’s certainly true in blog posting. It’s easy to write serious posts, far harder to write funny or lighter stuff.

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Speaking of falling by force of gravity…

Yesterday was a “team building day” at my company. As part of team building day, I did a high ropes course.


I volunteered to be one of the first people on the course, then spent most of the time stumbling around the course and dangling from my harness. The person behind me was grateful because I showed her everything not to do.

It was then that I realized my role on the team and how I add value to the organization.


— 7 —

Doing it every day is a lot of fun, but it sure can be tiring.

Posting, of course. (What did you think I was talking about?) This is my fifth post since last 7QT—and it’s tiring!

Highlights include:

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