Mothering has been the richest experience of my life, but I am still opposed to Mother's Day. It perpetuates the dangerous idea that all parents are somehow superior to non-parents.
I loved every second of Catholic church. I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. I loved the overwrought altar, the birdbath of holy water, the votive candles; I loved that there was a poor box, the stations of the cross rendered in stained glass on the windows.
E-books are great for instant gratification - you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.