Tag Archives: Covid-19

October Madness

Election fever Tempers boiling People screaming Our world on the brink of survival And then there’s this… “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery

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Look for the Crack

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~Shel Silverstein “Hold fast to dreams, … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Mask

Thought for the Week “We are intensely attached,” Matthew Kelly observes, “to being perceived in a positive light, even by people we don’t know and will never meet—perhaps most telling, we even want to be perceived positively by people we … Continue reading

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The Upside to COVID-19 (for Writers Only)

Remember… “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” ~Shaun Hick “When everything is wiped blank, it’s life’s way of forcing you to become acquainted with who you … Continue reading

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Images and Words of Hope

“I remember when I started searching, and just in case was constantly rehearsing what I’d say when hope came back again, ‘Hey, what’s the deal, where have you been?’” ~from the song “Paradox,” featured in the motion picture Healing River … Continue reading

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Just Like Us…

Animals seek companionship, once their needs for food, shelter and safety are met. Just like us. Yes, we’re unique—St. Thomas Aquinas called us animal-angel hybrids (although clearly fallen)–but not in our need for companionship. During times of isolation (like, say, … Continue reading

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2020 at a Glance?

And While We’re on the Subject “It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily. “So it is.” “And freezing.” “Is it?” “Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” ~A.A. Milne “2020…(the year) many … Continue reading

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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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Survivors, Not Victims

“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.” ~Patricia Buckley There’s a lot of talk of … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Almost-Ordinary

Last weekend my wife and I passed a milestone, one that wouldn’t have even been an inchstone until 2020. Is there such a thing as an “inchstone”? Well, no. And that’s my point. Because you don’t celebrate ordinary things until … Continue reading

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