Today’s find: Impossible

Does anyone read ‘Letters to the Editor’ anymore? Once upon a time, I myself wrote them frequently…but have largely abandoned the practice, figuring that the explosion of social media outlets has more or less rendered obsolete such editorial epistles.

So it has intrigued me in recent days to see the flurry of public reaction – published by the local rag – following a story that appeared a week or so ago about the ‘hipster nativity scene’ displayed (along with many others) at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, IL.

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Today’s find: Earnest

After spending a little time in the backyard with our grandson the other day, I’m thinking about giving him a new nickname: “Earnest”. (Ernie, for short).

At 15 months old, he’s turning out to be quite the hard worker—perhaps more diligent than his Gramps will ever be!

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Today’s find: Firm

As one liturgical year ends and another begins, the Lectionary seems to strike a redundant note.

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Today’s find: Soup

Encountered a little hiccup on the path toward the savory pot of turkey soup I had envisioned.

When I pulled open the produce drawer, it was practically empty: No celery. No carrots. And only the lame remnants of a Vidalia sweet onion. (It had seen better days.)

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Today’s find: SEG

There were lessons aplenty to be learned during Kairos #13 at Menard this past weekend.

Inside the prison…and out…as it happened.

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Today’s find: Outsider

I’ve been listening to political promises long enough to know better. Still, this time of year tends to stir up in me a particular angst over one such promise in particular.

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Today’s find: Father Fix-It

I guess I wasn’t overly surprised at the crowd that showed up for the “social justice” lecture series at Saint Louis University the other day. The speaker, Fr. Gregory Boyle S.J., is a bit of a rock star as Jesuits go – the author of a New York Times bestseller, Tattoos On The Heart.

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Today’s find: Weedless – Quincentenary reflection

I offer a throwback post on this date, to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses…a reflection I wrote earlier this year after encountering a curious garden spot in northwestern Ohio.

The beautiful flower bed saddened me enormously…and instantaneously.

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Today’s find: Wet-rot

We discovered a nasty surprise as our deck-replacement project got under way recently. About mid-afternoon, the contractor tapped on the back door (never a good sign!) and asked us to come outside and take a look.

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Today’s find: Timekeeper

Things did not begin auspiciously for me on Day One of our recent ACTS retreat.

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