Eating With Your Hands for St. Joseph’s Day and How To Find Out What I Think About My Book

by | Mar 18, 2014 | Liturgical Year, March, My Book | 5 comments

Hey, if you like radio or books or squeaky voices or awkward silences, you’re probably going to want to check out my radio interview debut on the Son Rise Morning Show tomorrow morning. I’ll be on at 8:40 am Eastern time. 

It’s possible that we’ll be talking about Doctor Who and zombie apocalypses, but that would probably frustrate my publisher, who hopes I will talk about my book. We’ll see . . . 

Probably only my mom is interested in the rest of this, but this is the link to the show’s site. It looks like there is a listen live option, but I think there might be some setup. Ask Dad to help you.

I also think it will be available as a podcast later, in case you don’t want to get up at 5:30 in the morning to listen to me talk. You could even just call me on the phone when you get up and I’ll talk to you about my book then. Totally up to you.

UPDATE: Here is the podcast of my interview on the Son Rise Morning Show this morning. If you’re interested, you can click on today’s date (3-18) to download today’s show. I come on at about 2:40 for 8 minutes. I didn’t really get the guy’s joke, but I laughed anyway.
In other news . . . 

There’s still green dye in the river (and on my fingers) but the less-celebrated (at least in my neck of the woods) but more liturgically important Feast of St. Joseph is just around the corner on March 19th.

My understanding is that the traditional way to celebrate involves creating a St. Joseph’s table which has lots of kinds of fish and something called fava beans. But we don’t do that.

Instead, we all sit around a bare table and eat spaghetti noodles with our hands.

So here’s what it looks like at my house:

That baby who looks exactly like Frankie is actually Gus.
It’s like a baby version of Groundhog Day around here.
Intrigued? Check out all the details here: 


  1. Elizabeth@SuperSwellTimes

    Congratulations on the radio appearance! I have a voice that sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk and Sarah Palin got married and had a baby, so appearing on the radio is definitely not something I see happening in my future.

    I already had pasta on the meal plan for tomorrow (look at me, thinking ahead!) so now I just need to nix the sauce.

  2. Melissa Tedesco

    Luckily, I live in the Midwest, so I can catch you on the show live at 7:40 am… not too shabby! I kind of hope you talk about the zombie apocalypse. After I read your post, I started watching The Walking Dead with my husband (who has watched it from the beginning and has to answer all my "catch-up" questions) and have been so surprised to see what you were talking about this season… Forgiveness, the transformative power of love, and I've only had to leave the room for one episode.

  3. Amy Caroline

    Have you ever eaten fava beans? Do you know what that does to you?? It is not pretty and the smell emmenating from your household members will peel the very paint off your walls. Hmmm, might be the reason we clean our houses so deeply in spring. Stick to the noddles!!

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