Tag Archives: United States

The Truly Poor Among UsA (Us All)


My mother handed me a story to read, a short one she said, from her church bulletin in response to a discussion we were having about life in the USA today.  Being in a hurry, I didn’t want to sit … Continue reading

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Just One Hug a Day


Please take time to watch this video, profiled on MSN. Tim’s Place A childhood friend of mine posted this video on Facebook with the caption “Be Still My Heart” 🙂  I could not resist. You see, Tim has Downs Syndrome. … Continue reading

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Yes America, There Really Are Good People!


“A few weeks ago, a 93-year-old WWII vet in Fort Wayne collapsed from fatigue while clearing snow from his driveway. After this week’s heavy snow, four firemen who had come to the man’s aid returned to his home — to … Continue reading

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Everything is Local


Picking up our paper today, I remembered Tip O’Neil’s favorite saying about politics: “in politics, everything is local”. This is also true of almost everything. One town thirty miles away is in the midst of a teacher’s strike – but … Continue reading

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Silence – a Precursor to Peace.


Driving home from New England yesterday I was once again afforded the opportunity for silence. Silence has always been, for me, an essential ingredient for balance.  I am happy when there is a lack of auditory distraction;  I hear myself … Continue reading

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With thanks, from my yogi


Now is what you choose There was a time when you thought you could change the world. You were right, and you still are. There was a time when you knew that life was filled with limitless possibilities. It still … Continue reading

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Loving Our Neighbor… in an Election Year…OMG!


There are times in one’s life when a particular title will tickle your funny bone, and the one the USCCB put out about loving one’s neighbor in an Election Year caused me to chuckle out loud.  It is easy to … Continue reading

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Four Degrees


I am reminded once again how close we are to each other…in fact, we are in removed from each other by only four degrees of separation. How else do you explain meeting a man (a very nice man)  who a. … Continue reading

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Become involved in the discussion so you can understand what is at stake


A United States Federal Judge has ruled against seven states in their lawsuit to block the contraceptive coverage mandate ordered by an unelected government worker – Kathleen Sibelius.  Appointed by President Obama, and not elected by the people, this woman … Continue reading

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