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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!

For friends from other countries (& here, too) these last few weeks the U.S. midterm elections have swallowed our national media’s attention for the big showdown Tuesday, November 6th. Usually not as many Americans vote in midterms (the 2-year interval … Continue reading

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Tree of Life: Sorrow, Horror & Prayer(s)

“All that is left to us is our being horrified at the loss of our sense of horror.” Rabbi Abraham Heschel My heart and prayers are with the victims and families of the mass shooting that took place on Saturday … Continue reading

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Movie Roundup: Lots to Contemplate

After a month of not seeing one movie in the theater, it’s been a bonanza two-movie week. Last Tuesday night (our local Regal Theater hosts 1/2 price movies on Tuesdays) my brother and I saw “First Man” about Neil Armstrong’s … Continue reading

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Life Advice: (keep on) Wearing Sunscreen

In 2017 Virginia passed the 30-year marker since her undergraduate university graduation, which means twenty years of added experience after the commencement advice whipped up for the Class of 1997 (as shared here last week.) Twenty years for Virginia (the … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

“The Lord does not look so much at the magnitude of anything we do as at the love with which we do it.”  –Saint Teresa of Ávila Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of … Continue reading

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Óscar Romero: A Voice of Love & Justice

“You cannot reap what you have not sown. How are we going to reap love in our country, if we only sow hate?” Archbishop Óscar Romero (10 July 1977) 38 years after his death, Blessed Óscar Romero will be canonized … Continue reading

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Life Advice: Wearing Sunscreen (+ lots more!)

Way back in 1997 when I was working in the Middle East, a friend sent me a copy of the Chicago Tribune commencement editorial by Mary Schmich. She began her if-I-was-invited-to-speak-to-the Class of 1997 speech with “Wear sunscreen” as her … Continue reading

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