Monthly Archives: February 2016

Today’s find: Leap Day

A precocious walker, our granddaughter Hannah has been toddling (and dashing) about upright for well over a year now…so it caught me by surprise when she resorted to crawling for a brief spell this morning.

Ironic: On Leap Day, She-Of-Boundless-Energy reverts to hands-and-knees.

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Today’s find: Approaching

Leroy came in to work on his day off, and it made all the difference for me.

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Today’s find: Scalia

As I was leaving Mass yesterday, a dear friend asked if I’d seen the television coverage of Saturday’s funeral Mass for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

I thought it was an odd question.

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Today’s find: Special

Do you think maybe the rest of the Twelve might have been jealous when they heard the story Peter, James and John had to tell about the Transfiguration?

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Today’s find: Digestion

We heard “Act Two” from the story of the prophet Jonah at Mass today – a tale that inevitably reminds me of “Act One”…in which the reluctant missionary finds himself residing in the belly of a whale.

Maybe it’s because I’ve reached the stage in life when such things can no longer be taken for granted, but I’ve long thought that a balky digestive system is an overlooked grace in Jonah’s life.

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Today’s find: The Nylons

As pop music groups go, you might think ‘The Temptations’ might offer the best cultural link to the gospel for the First Sunday of Lent. But for my money, it’s ‘The Nylons’.

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Today’s find: Halls of heaven

‘Hmmm…that’s different,’ I thought this morning as our Pastor began the Eucharistic Prayer at daily Mass.

And indeed, it was: He chose one of the Reconciliation versions – well suited for these early days of Lent.

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Today’s find: Ashes

‘Fished my wish’ at Mass this morning.
Some background: I was suitably amused the other day to discover @BillDonahy’s ‘Catholic Guide To Ashes’ on the Twittersphere. Tickled enough, in fact, to retweet his graphic – along with a note that I most often experience ‘The Blob’ when the ashes are imposed.

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Today’s find: ‘Super Bowl L’ – for ‘Lost Interest’

In some circles, I’ve noticed, people tend to give you strange looks when you mention that you’re not planning to watch the Super Bowl.

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Today’s find: Raucous Caucus

I’ll admit to being pleasantly surprised when I learned the results of the Iowa Caucuses earlier this week.

Now, please understand: “NONE OF THE ABOVE” would be more likely to get my vote than any of the top finishers in either the Republican or Democrat fields. Still, I took heart in the fact that the pre-caucus polls turned out to be considerably less than accurate.

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