Monthly Archives: August 2011

Along the E-r-I-e

Along this waterway my great-grandparents came in the 1880’s. They couldn’t speak English too well and they came in search of a better life. They came from Anglesey Island in North Wales. My Grandmother was their youngest. She was born … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost

Curiosity got the best of me and I had to see where our son will be married in a bit over a month. I pray a lot and especially for the children. When Devin first moved to the Rochester area … Continue reading

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Resting place

In the quiet of my favorite hermitage at Mt. Irenaeus I come for rest and renewal. In these quiet woods I have walked upon wet leaves and enjoyed the fragrance of peace that surrounds everything here. “Come to Me, all … Continue reading

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The Rain

It’s raining and every time it rains like this I think of Thomas Merton. It’s so peaceful when it rains. I feel protected and close to my creator. “I came up here from the monastery last night, sloshing through the … Continue reading

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Humility

This is one of my favorite quotes from a very spiritual man. “”Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done … Continue reading

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Feast of the Assumption

Today I rose early for a trip to Erie, PA for another certification test. This one for School Building Leader credentials. I studied the preparation materials and committed some information to memory as best I could using some of the … Continue reading

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Repairer of Broken Walls

Today I received an email from one of my relatives which caused me to look again at one of my favorite quotes from the Book of Isaiah. There are many who decry what has happened to our society and our … Continue reading

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Single Payer

We’ve all been witness to the heated debate over public or private financing of health care for all Americans. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court issued the following statement which seems to strike at what many on the right wing call, … Continue reading

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Entitlements

What is an entitlement? Most of the time this is the code word from pundits and politicians for programs of social uplift that benefit most Americans but especially those most unable to care for themselves. Over forty years ago Martin … Continue reading

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An object gains no weight

The popular trend in education is testing and somehow increased testing and accountability is going to magically improve our schools. Education was better twenty years ago than it is now. We were able to enrich all students more with less … Continue reading

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