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Keep your religion out of my uterus — AND MY EGG CARTON

For various stupid reasons, I bought a dozen eggs at a different grocery store yesterday, a store I don’t usually shop in. I dashed home to cook eggs, fried potatoes, and black beans for Hubby and me for supper. When it … Continue reading

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Thoughts About God While Jogging on the Treadmill

I was minding my own business at the gym today, rushing through 20 minutes on the treadmill and then lifting some weights before showering quickly and dashing back to the office. In the middle of my jog, an acquaintance walked into the … Continue reading

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A Tiny, Brilliant Spark from The Vatican

Asked what it meant for him to “think with the church,” a phrase used by the Jesuit founder St. Ignatius, Francis said, “This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that … Continue reading

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One-of-a-Kind Tree Ornaments with a Theme . . . Winter Solstice?

This year I decided to decorate my Christmas tree with Stuff From Outside. This is a broad definition, flexible and inclusive of anything I can come up with, because there’s not much outside right now that’s not brown, dormant, or just … Continue reading

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A Gentle Political Comment

 

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My Two Favorite Tourist Traps in Rome

You shouldn’t avoid tourist traps just because they are tourist traps. I know this because I have been to some really famous tourist traps and most of them were pretty great. One of these days I’ll make a couple of … Continue reading

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The Roman Coliseum, November 2011

On the night before we went to the Coliseum in Rome, I charged my camera battery underneath the desk in our hotel room. As in any typical hotel room, there were no other electrical plug-ins to be found, and I … Continue reading

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