Category Archives: personal

Longing

Monday afternoon I was in the Uintas, jeeping around in the Wasatch National Forest. I’d stopped beside a lovely little stream flowing down from Hoyt Peak: Suddenly, I got so homesick; well, not homesick exactly – Utah is home now … Continue reading

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Favorite Movies

Bread & Tulips Casablanca Clueless Groundhog Day His Girl Friday The Good, the Bad & the Ugly The Princess Bride The White Countess True Grit (2010) Twelfth Night (1996) You’ve Got Mail

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Finding a Parish in Salt Lake City

In looking for a parish in Salt Lake City, I want a parish with a  daily Mass and a choir that I’d like to join, even if I don’t wind up in the choir. A trilingual parish would be ideal. … Continue reading

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Silence

“Dear Brothers and Sisters! In every age, men and women who have consecrated their lives to God in prayer – like monks and nuns – have established their communities in particularly beautiful places: in the countryside, on hilltops, in valleys, … Continue reading

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Grandparenting

While not widely known, children need help learning to sleep which requires concentrated diligence. Sept 15th:   November 9, 2011:  

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Daniel and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Mae Morton, 6 months old:

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Adelyn Vale Skibitsky

Adelyn Vale Skibitsky, the daughter of Megan and Jeff Skibitsky and sister of Cadence Belle Skibitsky, was born at 00:57am on July 6th, 2011 Adelyn was born at home, in Salt Lake City, and is 14 minutes old in the … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

Tomorrow, with the help of friends, we’ll pack the truck (26′ Penske). Friday we head out for Salt Lake City, or “Wabash” in our family slang, joining the tribe of pioneers, who share a particular esprit de corps, regardless of … Continue reading

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Cadence Belle Skibitsky

Megan and Jeff Skibitsky’s daughter, Cadence Belle Skibitsky, was born 10:25am (PDT), May 15th, 2008 [but this posting gets updated with pictures occasionally] and weighed 6lb 10oz. Cadence Belle: the beauty of measured movement Summer is done More pictures at … Continue reading

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Red Pandas – blog mascots

They are skilful climbers that, when not foraging on the ground, spend most of their time in the trees curled up with their long, bushy tails wrapped around their heads. More info at: http://www.pluspets.net/red-panda-unusual-cute/

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Standing In The Need Of Prayer

Standing In The Need Of Prayer Lyrics: Traditional Music: Traditional Played by Jerry Garcia with the Wildwood Boys in February 1963. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics. Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me oh Lord Standing … Continue reading

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Future Success

If one has children, one can not help but link one’s attitude toward the immediate future to one’s children. What with our daughter Megan Skibitsky a wife, mother and doctor (not three careers but the sort of multitasking career that … Continue reading

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The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure

The 2008 LLVM Developers’ Meeting has slides and video presentations on this compiler development project with which Apple Computer is heavily involved. Probably only of interest to computer science professionals (and their relatives and friends). The front-end project is Clang … Continue reading

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A Benedictine Catholic in Appalachia

A Benedictine Catholic in Appalachia might be a better title for this blog (too lazy to start another blog), both for the commitment to place, in various senses, that comes from the Benedictine monastic tradition and for the affinity to … Continue reading

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