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First Sunday in Lent, 2021: But Mostly the Lord’s Prayer

Today’s Gospel, Mark 1:12–15, is a sort of segue between our Lord’s baptism and recruitment of brothers Simon and Andrew, then James son of Zebedee and John. All four were in the fishing industry, and that’s another topic. Mark summarizes … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday 2021: Sprinkles, Social Media and Me

Today is Ash Wednesday. The COVID-19 pandemic is still in progress, so this one will be a bit different. I’ll still get ash on my head. But instead of getting a thumb-drawn cross on my forehead, I’ll get a sprinkling … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day, and Me in Three Words

It’s February 2nd, Groundhog day. It’s a North American tradition, one of Punxsutawney’s local events and — at least in my country — national news. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year. “Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of … Continue reading

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Sunset, Nativity Scene, Freezing Fog and Frosted Trees

(The great convergence, probably behind those clouds. (December 22, 2020)) I could have put either of these two photos in an earlier post. But I didn’t. So here they are now. (Christmas lights: our kitty-corner neighbors. (December 22, 2020)) I … Continue reading

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