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Winter is Coming!

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Solemn Monastic Profession

(Chicago, Illinois) I was privileged to witness the Solemn Monastic Profession of Brother Gabriel (Justin) Sumerel, OSB at the Monastery of the Holy Cross on July 14.  Brother Gabriel was one of the first monks to welcome me when I … Continue reading

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Pretty as Petunias

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War Machine

 

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Pecker Heads

My nephew, the Ph.D. candidate in speech pathology, and I were recently discussing concussions and why woodpeckers, of all creatures, do not seem to suffer them from their repeated pecking on trees.  I had my theories, but my learned nephew … Continue reading

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For the Birds

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Hope in Detroit

Throw Detroit into the conversation and folks will invariably say: “There’s no hope in Detroit!”  Or: “Detroit is hopeless!”  And so on and so forth.  But then, when you ask the Detroit detractors if they’ve been to the Motor City … Continue reading

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