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Don't be a (Patriots) hater

Okay, so the Patriots lost Sunday. Dropped passes and other miscues cost Brady & Beli the game. I'm bummed, but life goes on. I don't even hate the Colts. (Don't even get me started on the Bears, however).

There are two blogs I've noticed out there, one for Pats haters and one for Pats lovers, and what a difference. One blogger spends his/her time using the Lord's name in vain the entire blog entry, ranting unintelligibly, while the other gives good insight into why the Patriots won or lost a particular game. The Pats hater blog makes you that much more resolved to cheer the Patriots on, even if you could care less about them. GO PATS GO PATS GO PATS GO PATS GO PATS GO PATS GO PATS. Take that, Pats Haters.


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Two cool broadcasts on PBS this week and next. If the following are not being broadcast in your corner of the world, you may commence feeling envious...NOW!

To see part one of Masterpiece Theater's adaptation of Jane Eyre, tune in Friday January 26 on channel 17. Next Sunday (1/28) is part two, 8 p.m. CST, with the rebroadcast on Friday 2/2 at 8 p.m. on channel 17. Yes, that's Georgie Henley of Narnia fame as young Jane.

Big. Huge. Julie Taymer's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. 8-10 p.m. on Wednesday 1/24. Nathan Gunn as Papageno. 'Nuff said. (Rebroadcast is Thursday 1/25 at 8 p.m. on channel 17.

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"...she shall have music wherever she goes..."

Sophie, my 5-year-old, must have been the inspiration for this nursery rhyme. She loves to sing and knows the words to many songs. She can also guess many songs when you hum or whistle them for her. Growing up, I would memorize all the songs off of Broadway cast recordings, and sing in my room, hoping my little sister wouldn't bust me. Sophie sings in the bathroom, in the car, in Target, and even to passersby on the street. No one's thrown money her way yet but I'm sure in time...

Sophie also likes to ask if a particular song is a "God song" (one that glorifies God). Sometimes I tell her, "God inspired the person to write the song." She doesn't always like that answer, but may begrudgingly add the song to her ever-expading repertoire. Sophie wants to be an opera singer when she grows up, among other things. I am hoping she will be onstage someday, singing her heart out.