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And yet we call this Friday good.

During my early years of living in New York City I regularly participated in the Pax Christi Stations of the Cross.  We created sacred space in the midst of a busy Friday afternoon by taking time to pause and reflect on…

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city kid grows up

My city kid spent part of spring break in his old neighborhood. Whenever I think about how quickly time has passed, I remember riding our elevator not too long after Max was born. I was holding him when Sarah,…

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This week has brought into deeper focus, through repetition, the theme of pilgrimages. I am working (yes, right now it feels like work) on a writing project (notice I can’t yet claim it as a book) that on some…

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just write…

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver Recently I began  the ritual of  morning pages. Although Julia Cameron recommends 120 days, that is too much of a commitment…

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  Oh friends, there is so much to be grateful for. I awoke at 6am and accompanied by my faithful friend Cody spent a few hours finishing the preparation for today’s dinner. Last night I posted on Facebook the…

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  My brother David brought me the two most beautiful potted mums this fall – one bright yellow and the other deep red. Watering one day I noticed one small flower “that was not like the others”  (please hum…

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Seriously mom? Feathers? Isn’t this just a bit too stereotypical? See, I have been noticing feathers on my path for weeks. From tiny ones inside my house (that don’t look anything like the down in my comforter) to all…