Monthly Archives: August 2011

Extraordinary Ordinary

It was a remarkable day filled with the ordinary. We spent the day with friends and family in Buffalo saying goodbye. It was ordinary. But that word sounds like an insult to most. No one aspires to be ordinary. The … Continue reading

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Vaya Con Dios

On Sunday afternoon people from the four congregations that make up NPEM gathered. It was a gathering of caring, loving people who took time from their busy summer schedules to spend time with us to thank us for being part … Continue reading

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Flip – Flop

Well the charge was made again. One politician accused another of “flip-flopping”.  It seems the accused politician changed his mind and adopted a different position on an issue than he had previously espoused. That evidently is tantamount to being a … Continue reading

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Goodbye! Hello!

In several languages I am aware of the word or phrase of greeting is both hello and goodbye. That factoid has become significant to me. Last week we had dinner with friends on two successive nights.  We are currently in … Continue reading

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Recalculating

I was driving along with my GPS navigating me to visit a parishioner I had never seen at home before. And as I approached an intersection there were fire trucks and police cars and the fire police waving me off … Continue reading

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Putting life in a box

It is a study in contrasts. What we think about ourselves and the way we really are. I am spending part of everyday packing to move. Putting, as Nancy says, our life in a box.  I recall clearly packing a … Continue reading

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