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Choices

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy where dress shoes had to be spit-shined to a mirror finish.  Quite often I would shine my shoes on Saturday night for the following week, and one Saturday I thought, “There … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

True stories. Misfortune seemed to just constantly follow Fred around. After a heavy and prolonged upper New York State blizzard, he went to Lucinda’s house and rang the front doorbell. At that moment all of the snow on the roof … Continue reading

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The Lament of The Penguin

I know someone who… as a young teenager, and in the way that only a teen can experience despair… desperately wanted to fit in. One night he did something for the amusement of those whom he hoped would soon be … Continue reading

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Nothing To Do With Fairness

A few months ago a teenager in our area and three of his high-school friends went out for a night of drinking.  Being young, drunk and feeling invincible they thought “rules” had nothing to do with them.  They were speeding … Continue reading

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Neither Good Nor Bad

Last Sunday one of my parishioners gave me a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Linus reveals that he has a sliver in his finger.  Lucy, never bereft of an opinion, informs Linus that the sliver is proof that he is … Continue reading

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Speak Lord, I Am Listening

Life often presents us with situations to which no definite answer is readily apparent.  Despite the lack of certainty Life also demands that we make a choice or decision.  At such moments many of us ask the Divine for some … Continue reading

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The Desire To Be Blind

It goes all the way back to childhood… “Did you break that window?”  “No,” you lie.  “Well then how did it get broken?”  To cover up the first lie you lie again and say, “I don’t know.  Maybe a bird … Continue reading

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We Have To Work At It!

The woman who keeps 300 cats confined in her house.  The guy who keeps smoking meth despite the three major strokes it has inflicted on him.  The woman who buys another ceramic bunny despite the 10,000 already pushing against the … Continue reading

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A Choice Cannot Be Un-made

I was watching an episode in the television series “Locked Up Abroad” which featured a young man who assumed that laws do not apply to him!  He believed that with his charm he could talk himself out of any consequences … Continue reading

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Lost in an Out-of-Control Buffet

Evil.  When we free-associate with that word then certain names easily come to mind: Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Joseph Stalin, Idi Amin and others. While taking others’ lives is blatantly evil, wickedness can also come in other more subtle forms!  … Continue reading

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