Tag Archives: reflection

Dealing With The Hurricane

During campaign election cycles I know to stay away from Louisa!  Depending upon whatever debate she has just watched, or whatever political commercials are hitting the airwaves with increasing frequency, she can swing wildly from one point of view to … Continue reading

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“THE Maurice Sendak?!!!”

On May 8th, 2012, my friend of 28 years Maurice Sendak died.  Only about 4 hours after his death and not wanting me to hear the news through the media, Lynn contacted me to tell me of his passing.  Every … Continue reading

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Running

Aline provides care for her husband Harry who has A.L.S.  As the illness robs Harry of the freedom of performing even simple tasks Aline steps in to provide the needed assistance.  While she is careful to be cheerful around Harry … Continue reading

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Afraid of Our Restlessness

She tells herself that she will stay in tonight.  Restlessly she clicks through television show after show.  She deliberately ignores the knitting calling for her hands.  Distractedly she searches for something to occupy her time this evening.  Anything rather than … 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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Is That All There Is?

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy stationed on a top-heavy destroyer and home-ported out of Norfolk, Virginia.  At some point during that time period I remember Peggy Lee singing, “Is That All There Is?”  Actually I think … Continue reading

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Invisible to Ourselves

Among my various jobs in the monastery was that of being one of the four brothers who did the cooking.  This meant that I could be cooking supper for anywhere from 6 to 40 people!  Since we were not permitted … Continue reading

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