Brick by Brick, Step by Step

Definition of my journey... how I am turning the brick wall I hid behind into the pathway I walk upon.I had no idea that I had built such a strong and sturdy wall over the years until I decided to take it down. It was revealed to me in a slow fashion, with only subtle …

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Caution! … Dangerous Curves Ahead

 In all things we should proceed with caution instead of recklessness.  Travel, education, friendships, work, driving, walking, talking, fighting, liking, loving.  The list is endless.  It is something we probably all do without conscious thought. Admit it.  We automatically look in the rear view mirror before merging into traffic.  We watch our steps as we walk, …

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The Last Catholic Kneeling in My Family

Recently I was overwhelmed with a shocking sadness during mass. I was waiting my turn to receive communion at church and a daunting realization almost smothered me. I was at my new neighborhood church, where I keep going back trying to let it become my new home. In many ways it is different from the …

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We Were Just a Table Full of Women

Holidays and family get togethers are hectic and chaotic scenes.  We usually spend these with an extended family of friends and many branches of in-laws, outlaws, neighbors, and strays. The best part is after the meal is over and everyone retreats to their respected groups - men with the men, women with the women, and …

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Squirrels in the Outfield

Have you ever had those moments when you get totally distracted by a shiny object or an inappropriate thought?   I have heard that the simple term for this is "squirrel".  I am sure it was generated from a scene in a movie that I either missed or didn't pay attention to.  Regardless, the term has …

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“I Do, Something New, Something Blue”

Everyone wants their wedding day to rank as one of the best days of their lives.  The memories are clear even though the day occured over 25 years ago. The pain they bring now is more heartache as I realize that the vows we exchanged have been unravelled in a courtroom and in our hearts. …

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