Monthly Archives: April 2016

Night-lights

One night when I was about 7 or 8, I awoke convinced that a bear was under my bed. I turned to my sister, three years younger for moral support. But, she slept deeply and soundlessly. My heart pounding, I … Continue reading

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Sound-bites

About once a month, I meet a group of retirees with whom I once worked for breakfast at a local diner. Although we are of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, we are all social conscious and all tend toward liberal … Continue reading

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Practical Gifts

With the recent agreement between the European Union and Turkey for Turkey to return all undocumented refugees to Greece, many think that Italy will now become the European entry point for Middle Eastern refugees. For years, refugees from sub-Sahara Africa, … Continue reading

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“The Joy of Love”

“The Joy of Love” is the long awaited encyclical of Pope Francis. While it does not change Roman Catholic Church doctrine, it allows interpretation of that doctrine, especially regarding divorced Catholics, by local priests and bishops within the culture of … Continue reading

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A Prize Winner

Her children suffered great trauma in 2000 when the vehicle in which they were driving was fired upon by soldiers. Their Dad, the driver, was wounded. Their Mother, though not in the car, observed the growing night screaming and aggressiveness … Continue reading

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