Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Trip to Chicago for the celebration of a special occasion.  On flights–there and back–I was pre-checked, meaning going through security without removing belt, shoes, jacket, without displaying the allowed three-ounce liquids, without body scanning.  I took out keys, cell … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At worship service Friday night (Good Friday) there was a time for adoration of the cross.  I remembered my great grandmother’s graveside service and the country church choir singing “The Old Rugged Cross.”  I remembered at college graduation “When I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Remembrances of a 5-day silent retreat, April 10-15, 2014, St. Ignatius Retreat Center Except for a daily session of 30 minutes with my spiritual advisor, I spent the days in silence.  About 20 others were likewise engaged.  My advisory time … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring.  Flowering nature is magnificent.  Red bud trees are blooming in profusion.  Dogwoods are now blooming white and pink.  The white dogwood flowers have a yellow cast this year.  Most fruit trees have finished blooming.  Forsythia and daffodils continue to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcome, April.  Some Aprils I have felt like the speaker of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Spring”:  “April / Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.”  And other Aprils I have shared the sentiment of T.S. Eliot in the opening … Continue reading

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