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We Treasure What You End

Fall is my least favorite season of the year, and like so many years past, each for their own reasons, I’ve found this fall to be difficult and heavy at times.  I hesitate to say that I’m emerging from that … Continue reading

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Still Keeping Me Company

My day started with a phone call from the hospital around 8:30, wondering if I was interested in working a four-hour shift tomorrow.  I agreed, hung up, and laid there quietly in the dark for a moment, getting my bearings as … Continue reading

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Feeling Fragmented

My most inspired moments for writing have almost always seemed to happen late at night.  That’s disconcerting for someone who is now often in bed by 9pm, or just getting up at 8pm, depending on whether I’m working days or … Continue reading

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Everything…and Nothing

“Everything has changed and nothing has changed. Nothing has changed, but everything has changed.” These are the words that have rolled around inside me for the last 48 hours or so. I said them out loud to a friend this … Continue reading

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Mighty to Save

You know those things that no one celebrates, that you kind of think are deserving of a medal? I feel like surviving Holy Week was one of those for me this year.  As an RCIA candidate, it was definitely a … Continue reading

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Ashes

Six years ago today I experienced an Ash Wednesday service for the first time. In Rome. At St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. I think about this date nearly every year.  It’s the third in a series of four consecutive … Continue reading

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Carrying Two Traditions

I sat down this morning and wrote the first half of a very different post, letting words flow from a moment of clarity and inspiration, but as the day wore on it seemed that that was not the post I … Continue reading

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