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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

At the Mall.   The afternoon was overcast.  The humidity was almost 100%, and the temperature was nearly 80-degrees.  Since I did not know what contagions the moist, warm air might hold, I decided to go to the mall for … Continue reading

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Monday, October 2, 2017

New Car.  I have had the new car for about a month.  Just recently, as I was driving down a country road, the car let me know its gender and name.  Gender: male.  Name: Bolt At the Bird Bath.  Two … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Last Day of Summer

From the Past Reflections from Homilies, Fr. Paul Gabriel.  Blessed Sacrament Church, Burlington, NC. . . To lower expectations and raise hopes.  (2013) The Divine Spirit is within us.  We must activate the gift.  What are we doing with the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

At a Church.  The speaker, introducing a book for discussion at a reading group, read from it, “The soul is tender….” Yes, the soul is tender.  And there are times that we need to be attentive to that need. The … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Another Kind of Almanac.  A friend, who grew up in Pennsylvania, told me that his father had his own way of determining seasons:  winter began on December 1; spring, March 1; summer, June 1; autumn, September 1.  He thus varies … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More Magnolias. Since she admired magnolia flowers, I thought I would find one in reach to take and give her for the drive on the next leg of her trip.  On our walk that day, we found none.  “Have they … Continue reading

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Unexpected Benediction.  At the end of a hot, tiring, tiresome day:  the sight of dusty-rose colored flowers of a crepe myrtle tree, seen in the clear light of eight o’clock in the evening. Written Above the Bar in an Irish … Continue reading

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