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Happy Anniversary

Seventeen years ago, today, I came out. I was, as some later remarked, a bit long in the tooth compared to others who took that step much earlier. And, as many others admitted, my news was not news to them. … Continue reading

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Full Circle

For E, with love, who encouraged me to keep writing. Today, the Feast of the Assumption, calls me back to a much earlier and formative time – my Catholic childhood. And, although I left the RC Church decades ago, and … Continue reading

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The Tenderness of the Soul’s Longing

I have returned from leading a group retreat in Assisi. As I reflect on my own learnings and experiences, as well as what others tell me about theirs, the following become clear. We make pilgrimages for highly personal reasons. While … Continue reading

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Healing of Memories

In certain circles, we say, “If it’s hysterical, it’s historical.” This past Friday evening, we began our Healing of Memories workshop in a similar vein. We were led by Fr. Michael Lapsley, who lost his hands and one eye in a … Continue reading

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“Full of Yes”

This morning I felt compelled to pray. Instead, I wrote a poem. Some, like Mary Oliver, would say, “same thing.” I wrote because the prayer I would have said (Hail, Mary) did not seem right. It seemed too perfect, idealistic. I … Continue reading

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“I Am Afraid”

I said this aloud to someone the other day. It took me hours to accomplish the task. Why? First, I had to figure out what I felt, at bottom. For me, this requires a sifting, or sorting through. When I have fear-based … Continue reading

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Ready To Go

Late yesterday afternoon, time seemed to collapse for a moment. As I sat in a chair, facing out into the woods, I saw myself more than 12 years earlier, doing the very same thing. At that time, as now, the … Continue reading

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