The Joy of Christ or Why I Was Such A Mess At Mass

On the Beach at Night Alone by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) On the beach at night alone, As the old mother sways her to and fro singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future. A vast similitude interlocks all, […]

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I Demand SILENCE… or something similar!

I love silence. I mute commercials. I’ve been known to wear headphones just to muffle the sounds around me. People think i’m listening to music, but no, I just don’t want to hear them. I don’t want to hear abut my coworker’s foot fungus (really, who does?) or listen to the never-ending torture of a […]

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Remembering To Love In The Face of Hate

Usually, I like to keep things happy and light, however, even squirrels have dark days and today I’m feeling rather dark. It all started with a phone call from my husband telling me he was going to have to work on Saturday. His team is being called in to provide security during the memorial of […]

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Musings On Gregorian Chant

Recently I read a post which expressed a deep longing for a return to past Catholic rituals — one being Gregorian chant. I agreed and realized I had come full circle as long before I came to God, or the Catholic faith, I loved listening to Gregorian Chants. Like many other people in the 90’s […]

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“HEY YOU! I’ve Got Lottery Numbers!”

Remembering Why I Chose to be Catholic— well at least one reason. How many times a day do you say or think “Listen to me!”? I must say it…oh about two hundred gazillion times a day. Following a close second is “You need to listen!” And after that it transfers to “I mean it!”. To […]

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It’s All Just So Lovely!

I am really humbled to get this award and honored to be part of this blogging community. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and loving hearts. I was given this award by Life Vigil, an awesome blog that keeps pace with the pertinent life issues of our world. Also, I’d like to thank  […]

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Where’s the LOVE?

I was born in Texas and grew up as a military brat in a staunchly conservative right-wing family.  I didn’t always agree with every belief my family held but I realized eventually that it wasn’t worth questioning because I never changed anyone’s mind but did raise blood pressure.  I moved almost every two years of […]

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