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I sit with my shrimp salad and iced tea before me. The restaurant is busy and seating limited. An older woman squeezes into the bench next to me. We sit side by side, enjoying our salads for one with chit chat for two. Our conversation progresses from living in this metropolitan area, to my column and then to the visit of Pope Francis. "I'm not Catholic," says the woman. "Only I love your Pope ...
Walter Hartwell White, an (exceedingly) overqualified middle-aged high school chemistry teacher, despite never having smoked, is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer on his 50 th birthday. Sorely lacking the financial resources to see to it that his wife, handicapped teenage son, and unborn daughter are cared for upon his death, Walt deploys his genius and skill toward the end of manufacturing—“c ...
J'ai un but, une tâche, disons le mot, une passion. Le métier d'écrire en est une violente et presque indestructible. I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one. George Sand When I wrote my dissertation on "Islamist terrorism" for my degree, the central thesis of that piece was that the democrat ...
Below is a transcription from a portion of a seminar by Anthony de Mello - A Jesuit priest from India, who is widely regarded for his teachings on practical spirituality. He died in 1987, and his writings have been criticized by the Catholic church. I'm grateful for having been exposed to his common sense wisdom. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy. What I'm about to say will sou ...
My son is getting ready to go somewhere. I can see the visible heartache. I know what is bothering him. "Why do you care?" I say in exasperation. "If you peel back the layers. It's one person. Only one person that is weighing you down. Every single other person believed in you. Why are you giving that one person so much power?" Not long after I am walking with "Cookie" and "Candy." We chat as w ...
I am watching America's Got Talent. I have my laptop on my lap sifting through e-mails. It's been a long day. No, today has been a very, very long day. A choir sings. They sound magnificent. The audience and judges love them. They interview the head of the choir and he says, "To God be the glory." I know I shouldn't. It's been a hard day only I can't help myself once I hear those words. It is a ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNknirhUeA (Important Note: Below is my original review of the documentary An Open Secret . The documentary film deals with the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some entries in the comments section below (combined with the charity registration issue mentioned in the original post ...
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