Monthly Archives: March 2021

My First Friend

Overgrown House 4 by Hoekemannen (flickr.com) My Real Memoir I spotted a weasel in the spring of my 5th year. Apart from a few orange trees and an incinerator, our back yard was boring. The trees were too young to … Continue reading

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Bad, Easter Bunny, Bad!

“Nom, nom, nom…wait, what the…?” Apparently, not all Easter bunnies deliver goodies. ∴ Note: The next My Real Memoir episode will be posted tomorrow.

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Be Still My Soul

Thought for the Week A Guest Blog by Lavish Mercy Sister Renee Yann (Religious Sisters of Mercy), D.Min, creator of the blog site Lavish Mercy, is a writer, speaker, teacher on the subjects of spirituality, social justice and ethical business … Continue reading

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God, Save Us From Ourselves

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… Oh, what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me … Continue reading

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Healthcare or Healthsnare?

Old Joke Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do that. New Version Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I get my medical bill. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do– Oh, no, wait, there’s no cure … Continue reading

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Craziest Shoes Ever

I’m not a big shoe guy. In fact, I own like five pair. So no one’s likely to call me “the Imelda Marcos of America.” However, when I stumbled across these shoes (that’s a pun…sort of), I kept going. I … Continue reading

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My Big Epiphany in London

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Newly arrived and oldly lost, I spent my … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Usually Hidden

Originally posted on Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey:
?“And it was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line…

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In Search of a Friend

Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald My Real Memoir Trees, chickens and geese. These were my friends. I loved them, but there was something of a communication barrier. The trees were great listeners, and happy to cradle me in their arms all … Continue reading

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A Worthy Life

Photo by Christian Holzinger Thought for the Week No one who lived for riches or fame or power ever died satisfied. So live for what is worthy, what neither moth nor rust can destroy (Matthew 6:19). It may or may … Continue reading

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