Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Life With Cats”

(counselor: “So tell me a little about it.”) Well, it’s not easy to talk about it but I’ll try.  Growing up our family had one that lasted 14 years.  “Midnight” was her name and living across from a gully, she … Continue reading

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The Crazy Family Living In My Head

She’s my second cousin, Grief. I see her periodically. I don’t go out of my way to visit her. She comes on her own to be with me for a while. I treat her gently in the hope that she’s … Continue reading

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“Yes”

I hate when someone calls to ask me a favor and begins with the question, “What are doing tomorrow night?” I have no idea what is involved but I’m expected to give an instant answer. Am I to be an … Continue reading

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Forever “and ever”

I love satellite radio. Since sliced bread, I can’t think of anything comparable. Commercial free, varied and so many offerings. I renew it every three years. My renewal came up so I called to renew for another three years and … Continue reading

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The Silence of St. Joseph

Lot’s wife has no name (I guess you could call her “Salty”) and Joseph says and has no recorded statements in the Bible. The next cocktail party you attend, you can amaze your friends with these tiny bits of trivia. … Continue reading

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The “Holy Family,” Normal?

If I hear once more what a “normal” family is, I think I’ll….well, who knows. The June Cleavers and Donna Reeds make for good television but are lousy at real life stuff. The buzz word opposite normal was “dysfunctional” as … Continue reading

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“Enlarged Hearts”

Medicine has all kinds of maladies concerning the heart. Heart attack? Call 911. Enlarged heart? Drugs for the rest of your life. Those medical alerts are conversely spiritual gifts. A heart attack in spirituality is called passion and a deep … Continue reading

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“Topsy Turvy”

That’s a little known theological concept that you may feel free to use in conversations, especially when there’s a lull. Impress your friends with the question, “How can Mary be the ‘Mother of God’ when God is the Creator?”  That’s … Continue reading

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Halloween’s Mask

Another season ends and a new season lies before us as the kids do what kids love to do.  They pretend and put on a mask to be someone other than they think they are.  (What kid knows who he/she … Continue reading

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Airport Friends

I spent three hours with a thousand of my good friends at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Although they don’t know me; I am among, between and bumping into them for three hours. The layover seems like an eternity when … Continue reading

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