The other day a girlfriend was admiring a miniature shrineto the Virgin Mary that hangs near my front door."If you want results," she said, "pray to Mary. She gets things done!""She's a woman," I replied.Fellow blogger and total inspiration Stephanie Nielsen is now inan eight to 10-hour surgery at . . .
We Catholics do not study the Bible.I know that probably sounds strange to non-Catholics.We learned our religion as children with something far simpler: The Baltimore Catechism.It was made up of easy questions and answers that cut right to the chase without having to work through all that arcane . . .
So many people these days find themselves jobless and not by choice.Some are looking hard for work. Some are hiding out in unemployment lines, afraid or unwilling to look.In my age group, people are also retiring, some of them lucky enough to have come out of long careers with a now rare defined . . .
When a dear friend gets good news from her doctor.When a rockin' young person finishes her graduate degree.When I can give that rockin' young person a glowing recommendation for a job.When I can give a former client some good advice.When I write a few words on the memoir and some of them are . . .
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There will always be the true and the false in everything.It's a line in an early draft of something a friend wrote and for some reason it's stuck with me, even after the phrase ended up differently in the final version.It reminds me of a discussion I had recently about objective truth.Another . . .
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Off to Utah in a few weeks with my friend and former business partner. We're taking some of the money we were using for our now defunct business and treating ourselves to four days at one of the spas I love in the red rocks.Massages. Facials. And ok, I admit. We went whole hog and rented out the . . .
Here's something that is soo wrong: bedsheet instructions that say dry on low, then iron with warm iron.No-no-no-no, I am not going to actually iron sheets. No. Way. San Jose.The bedding's almost all in. Our colorful comforter. Sheets in scarlet and something called "paprika." Still on backorder: . . .
Dear God, Please make mewho You would have me beThat I might do as You wouldhave me do. May I be a blessingon others That I might feelYour blessing on me.Amen~Marianne Williamson . . .