Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Bro”Mance

There still ought to be a squiggle little line under that word meaning that it’s misspelled but it now means that two men can enjoy a dinner together without buying furniture afterwards. “Bromance.”  Apparently it was created by an editor … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my Nephew in Basic Training

Hi Ethan, These weeks must not be easy for you.  It is intended to be difficult and perhaps even rough because of the job that lies before you.  You are in the military which carries an organized discipline and regimen … Continue reading

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“I Can Smell It!”

It’s the sense that’s secondary to what we think are the dominant senses of seeing and hearing but its prevalence is outstanding.  We easily say to each other, “I hear what you’re saying,” or “I see the picture of your … Continue reading

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My Guardian Angel

You’re on my shoulder, my mother told me but I never believed her.  How could you rest on my shoulder, you might fall! I never thought of you being anywhere except everywhere.  Why else would angels have wings if not … Continue reading

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John 3:16

You once encountered them at airports but I think they gave up on us weary travelers.  They are no longer strangers but can be your neighbor or even a member of your family.  I’d call them the “John 3:16” crowd.  … Continue reading

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The Character We Play

The overpaid actor waits outside the studio lot for next week’s TV script.  The successful show has earned him a modem of success and the next script could lead him to even bigger projects.  “I wonder what my character will … Continue reading

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“Forever and Ever”

No matter your age, those words speak volumes.  They speak of a tomorrow that is promised to each age.  Give an Alzheimer’s test to a 12 year old and she’d be committed for sure.  She has no idea about time … Continue reading

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“Pie In The Sky” or Isaiah 11: 1-11

One that day (in my lifetime or the next century?) a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.  Not by appearance shall he judge (black, hispanic asian or any flavor that … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception, December 8

What I don’t care about this feast day is that the cards seems to be stacked up about this young girl.  The stage has already been set.  The end of the play has already been written.  The “fat lady” already … Continue reading

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Where Is Eucharist Celebrated?

My priest friend and I were finishing a hiking tour in Austria and spent our last days in London.  We saw a Broadway show on Saturday night and then Sunday morning arrived. We walked to St. Martin in the Fields … Continue reading

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