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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu

I’ve always been someone who doesn’t really care to fit in at all. Everywhere I go, even into adulthood, I see the niches that I never fit into. 395 more words


Talking and Walking

When I drive to my parents’ house, I always love to take the back roads.  It takes a bit longer, but I find it peaceful driving through old southern towns with antebellum homes, through the pretty countryside littered with fields of cotton, as well as past a family of cement geese that are always bedecked in the clothes of the season (I’m not kidding.  671 more words

This Is What I Want for U

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

– The Counsels of the Holy Father St. Francis


A Heretic Arrives in Assisi

Assisi is in central Italy surrounded by picture perfect countryside.  It is the home of St Francis of Assisi who (according to my childhood book of saints) was followed everywhere by animals and birds.   665 more words

Day 78: "Thoughts from Assisi"

Today, as I found myself inundated (yet again) with increasingly hyperbolic rhetoric from both sides of the political spectrum, I realized that I needed a break from it all. 276 more words


Election Lent

As of this posting, there are 23 days left until the Presidential election and I am halfway through a self-imposed season of Election Lent. Most of us “religious types” know what Lent is: a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations. 1,104 more words

Hey, Listen...

I wanted to write a post about St. Francis on St. Francis day (October 4). Obviously, that didn’t happen. Who is St. Francis? Glad you asked. 43 more words