Monthly Archives: January 2017

Catholic Confession

She walks into my office at the appointed time, asks how I’m doing, sits down and blesses herself to begin her confession. She’s been through this before with me so I kinda suspect what will unfold. It’s the humblest activity … Continue reading

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Measuring Our “Ticks & Tocks”

The Guess Who sang that there’s none of it, The Chamber Brothers sang that it has finally arrived, Chicago sang, who cares about it and Irene Ryan sang that this is the it. Specifically, we may think or not think … Continue reading

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“Gift” Is A Verb

Thank You God for making “gift” a verb. We only see “gift” as that beautifully wrapped (“Save the paper,” says stingy grandmother) box, a bow on top and under a December’s evergreen or before us on our birthday or anniversary. … Continue reading

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“It’s A Hard Pill To Swallow”

“It’s a hard pill to swallow,” she told her daughter. She came to visit her mom yesterday as she about to take her fourth pill with three more to follow. “Religiously” follow pill-taking doesn’t begin to explain her morning regimen. … Continue reading

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Life’s Six Nouns

Frank Sinatra got it right when he sang, “That’s Life.” He sings for us life’s “six nouns.” Six descriptive words that plant us squarely into the call we all have received. We think of “The Call” as something for a … Continue reading

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A Window’s View from God & A Simple Woman

He looked out his celestial window on that seventh day and saw that “It was good.” Creation began and continues this very moment. He saw the many colors outside his window. From his heavenly vantage, he saw possibilities, promise. She … Continue reading

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How Old Am I?

I’m 64 years old but what’s talking are those calendars piling up my years, it’s not me talking. If I ever see “In Search of the Castaways” with Harley Mills I’ll be 8 years old again. Those days, we could … Continue reading

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The Time of Dusk

Time completely shows herself in brief minutes at the end of each day. It’s called “dusk.”  It is the beginning of a new day or is it the remembering of a day ending? Or best still, in my mind, is … Continue reading

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Looking Forward By Looking Back

A wonderful message from Broadway/Theologian Stephen Sondheim Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all And, my dear, I’m still here Plush velvet sometimes Sometimes just pretzels and beer, but I’m here I’ve stuffed the dailies in my shoes … Continue reading

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