Dear Anne, On the first day of 1985, I remember my mother saying to me, “This is going to be a big decade for you.” I wasn’t quite sure what she meant, because, like all most young people, I couldn’t fathom looking forward ten years. Heck, looking ahead the two years to college graduation felt like… Continue reading The Winds of Change
Dear Susan, Not to get too Forrest Gump on you, but it occurred to me the other day that Confession is like coffee. It is usually something you are not crazy about as a child but come to love, appreciate, and need as an adult. Absolution can give you a caffeine-like rush that can… Continue reading A Craving for Confession?
Dear Susan, Three things never fail at the beginning of March in Texas: the Rodeo begins, it will probably be one of the worst weather weeks of the year, and it is almost always the beginning of Lent. At a time when we are supposed to be showing restraint, living penitently and focusing on Jesus,… Continue reading Lent’s Get Ready to Rodeo
This post is part of the Catholic Women’s Blogger Network Blog Hop. Check it out! Dear Anne, The seeds of this blog were sown more than thirty years ago, at the University of Virginia. Soon after I joined Alpha Phi, you and I became an inseparable pair. You were the yin to my yang, the… Continue reading Why We Blog–Friendship, Faith and a Few Laughs
Dear Anne, My doctor looked over at me and said those three little words I’d been aching to hear from him. “You can drive.” After three and a half weeks of (almost) house arrest, I was free. I learned a few things during all that time on my couch. For example, did you know that with… Continue reading Alone Again, Naturally
Dear Susan, Hate may be too strong a word. I can’t say that I truly hate anyone. However, I definitely have issues. The minute I heard the following exchange in the 1987 movie Barfly, a semi-autobiographical film about the life of street poet/writer Charles Bukowski, I thought “Yes! That’s it!”: Wanda: I can’t stand people,… Continue reading The Praying for People You Hate Project