It always brings me up short when I encounter people who see the world as black or white. The dividing line for them is sharply defined. Nothing in between. Funny -- these are often folks who would be shocked to be considered "judgmental" because on many issues they aren't at all judgmental. . . .
Veiled and dressed in white crinoline, my hands folded devoutly in front of me, I did the rituals of First Holy Communion and Confirmation just like every other good Roman Catholic girl. But, the Church never resonated for me. I never felt a deep connection with any of it. At first, I thought it . . .
Like most people who have been around a long time ---actually, who have been around, period -- I have a few stories, tales to tell, things that happened a long time ago. The memory of one came back the other day, when I saw the movie made of John LeCarre's Tinker, Tailor etc and I'm going to tell . . .