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2017 Receive

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    feature gratitude grief spirit


    Last night the moon woke me up. I opened the bamboo shades and my bedroom was filled with her light. Whereas the sun energizes me to move outward, the moon coaxes me…

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    gratitude grief

    celebrating dad

    Friends and family have asked me to share the remarks I made at Dad’s funeral mass. Welcome. Thank you for coming to celebrate Dad, Grandpa, Uncle Bob, Bob, Robert, Bobby Jo,…

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    grief spirit

    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…