Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Gift of Weakness

“We truly learn to live when we begin to explore our weaknesses. Every experience of weakness is an opportunity of growth and renewed life.” So states Gerard Straub in his spiritual memoir, The Sun and Moon Over Assisi, which recounts … Continue reading

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Begging

I stood in line at the cash register, behind 3 others. They were all college boys, supplying themselves for the adventures of a Friday night, with snacks and large containers of beer. I wasn’t sure how I would make my … Continue reading

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Love: More than a feeling

As much as I love being in love, I don’t want to speak of love exclusively as a feeling. I want to keep reminding myself that love is an action. And it is easy to take the love action when … Continue reading

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Two Loves: A Homecoming

  I awoke yesterday morning thinking about two loves I discovered in high school. Or, perhaps two loves that discovered me. Memory is tricky. And so, I am not clear on facts…the exact “when”, for example, and the “why”. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Love, love, love, love, love, love, love

In preparation for our national observance of Love, I thought I would share some helpful references.  Love, noun, “You are the love of my life.” “I am the Love that dare not speak its name“,  Lord Alfred Douglas, in his … Continue reading

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Doritos and Desire

Yes, Doritos. Specifically, Super Bowl 45 Doritos. The Doritos which give the mild-mannered pug a super-canine strength sufficient to bust down a door. The Doritos which create a perverse obsession that propels nerdy office guy into a new stratosphere of … Continue reading

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We Are Turning

At 7:30 Monday morning, January 31, as I turned east on 86th street, I was struck, full in the face, by the sun. It was my own Manhattan Stonehenge – the tall apartment buildings perfectly framed that blinding ball. An … Continue reading

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