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Perverted Elmo and the Gospel of Luke

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Note to self: Do not enter Toys-R-Us after 7 p.m. or when fatigued. For a highly-sensitive person (HSP as defined by Elaine Aron in her bestseller “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You“) with sensory-integration […]

The Pentecost on Sirius

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I will be discussing my interpretation of the Pentecost on Sirius radio, on the Catholic Channel, Tuesday morning at 6:40 a.m. If you’re up, tune in! Thanks to reader Wayde who said he tuned in last time!

The Un-Diet

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Read Susan Karas’s wonderful piece, “The Un-Diet,” on how she overcame her self-consciousness about her weight by clicking here.

On Reaching Out

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Thanks to reader TJ Muktoyuk who asked, “How do I learn to reach out for help?” TJ, as long as you don’t expect everyone to understand (I’m speaking mostly of non-depressives), I think you can reach out in a variety […]

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