Tag Archives: emotions

Death in the Family

My father-in-law, “Deacon Dad,” had breakfast this morning. My wife and #3 daughter were there, lending a hand. He had been hospitalized recently, returning home a few days back. A priest came later in the morning, with the Eucharist. My … Continue reading

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Transient Ischemic Attack?

I’m still recovering from what happened a week ago. The excitement started late Thursday evening, August 2. A small patch on my tongue’s underside went numb, as if I’d had Novocain/procaine. I mentioned the sensation — lack of sensation, actually … Continue reading

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Apathy, Angst and Grenfell Tower

Opportunities for angst and anger abound. Just glance through the headlines. Take your pick from today’s top expert-endorsed, editor-approved crises — Climate change threatens our cities, the oceans and life itself. Well-intentioned efforts to stop climate change threaten our jobs … Continue reading

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Mass Murder: No Fast Fix

This year’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were the same day. Folks exchanged greeting cards. Many got their foreheads marked with ashes. And 17 were killed at a high school. Someone’s already called last Wednesday’s mass murder the ‘Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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