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2017 Receive

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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…

  • gratitude spirit

    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…

  • spirit

    pilgrimages

    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…

  • spirit

    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…

  • gratitude grief

    gardenias and birthdays

    Last week on the Tuesday before Holy Week commenced, I walked into my empty house and the scent of gardenias was overwhelming. At first I went from room to room smelling and…

  • grief

    bat

    In November, I was speaking with someone in my office and noticed this furry thing hanging on the wall outside my window. It actually took me a few minutes to realize I…