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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 7

VII “Andrew!” Mama came running from the back room as he entered the courtyard. “Are you all right? Thanks be to the angels! Is Simon with you? You wouldn’t believe all the stories I’ve been hearing!” [For convenience, first six … Continue reading

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III: Uncut Diamonds

“We have nothing, if not belief.” – Sir Reepicheep, Chief Mouse of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis) “Do the arithmetic or be doomed to talk nonsense.” – John McCarthy, A.I. trailblazer [1] We are the uncut diamonds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Introduction and Chapter 1 – 10

Following Through… As you most likely know by now, if you’ve been reading these posts, my friendship with Jesus began as a child of five when I invited Him to join me and my “imaginary” friends Mrs. Seafey and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Why “In Praise of Angels?”

Sharing the Joy When I was nine years old, I saw an ad for the American Greetings Company on the back of a comic book I had bought for 10¢ at the Century Pharmacy. It took up the entire page … Continue reading

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Poem for the New Year: Illusions

  At first glance, this poem may seem a bit bleak, but there is one tiny clue (that capital “S” at the bottom) that in reality it is a hymn of praise to the Wisdom, Love and Care of our … Continue reading

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THE DRAGONFLY

Mama was dying, and that was that. There just wasn’t any way around it. It was what it was. And I couldn’t sleep for the worry of it all. If ever there was an “annus horribilis” for our family, it … Continue reading

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Pope Notes 2.7: April 21-29, 2014

I’ve been struggling a bit to find the right way – i.e., the most useful, informative and ecumenical way – to include Pope Francis in these musings. As I indicated in my first “Pope Notes” a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Betty’s Bradford Pears

In 1973, when my mother, Jane, died at 50 of pancreatic cancer, everyone agreed it was much too soon for one so vibrant, so giving, so clearly an instrument of the God she served to leave the earth. It’s a … Continue reading

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Angels in Action: Daddy’s Motorboat

I’m truly hoping to be able, over time, to share angel stories of all sorts with you, and I encourage you to please send along any experiences you may have that you are willing to share with the rest of … Continue reading

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Pope Notes

I was fully ten years old before I met a Roman Catholic. After all, there were only two of them in my childhood home of Century, Florida: Miss Nellie and Miss Mary Moylan, elderly sisters who, with their two massively … Continue reading

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