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Story Telling Night, July 11th: Books

Yesterday we had our second storytelling night of the summer and it had the theme of books. We had a great variety of stories ranging from a love affair with literature, to the hunt for an elusive book, to favorite childhood books, to marginalia and book thievery. 926 more words



For this post I’m presenting a poem that really rocked me when I first heard it and has given me so much food for thought in subsequent readings. 721 more words


Chicago Catholics march in Pride Parade - "This is all about justice'!!!"

Chicago Catholics march in Pride Parade: ‘This is all about justice’!  Justice??!!! We have been warned about God’s Justice per Genesis 18, 19, Sodom and Gomorrah – Fire and Brimstone Justice!! 520 more words

Out the Window

At the main lodge of the retreat center where I work there is a peaceful meditation space on the upper floor. A circle of low to the ground chairs surround a gorgeous amethyst crystal sitting next to a candle on a small wooden palette. 588 more words


Nancy Pelosi urges S.F. archbishop to exit marriage march!!

“Venom masquerading as virtue” – In open letter, Nancy Pelosi scolds Abp. Cordileone for attending pro-marriage rally!!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the lead this week in a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone not to attend the controversial March for Marriage event, which she characterized as “venom masquerading as virtue.” 136 more words

The Front Porch

It doesn’t look like much. A collection of plastic chairs clustered around an old wood and iron chest superimposed on grimy siding in desperate need of a power wash. 408 more words