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It Is Good That We Are Here: The Transfiguring Power of the Road Trip

Dear Susan, What a long, strange trip it’s been. As I write, it is Day 18 of the Great Summer Road Trip. I was actually home for a few hours to drop off kids and pick up a case of wine (fair trade?) but I don’t think that counts. That was just re-fueling. We were… Continue reading It Is Good That We Are Here: The Transfiguring Power of the Road Trip

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Smells and Belles: Examining Catholic Women’s Roles in the Church

Dear Susan, I know you remember my story about when my mother was working U2 surveillance in the CIA’s guided missile program during the Cold War.  She was often the only female in her department. Every night, one person would stay late to put confidential documents in the Burn Bag for destruction. When it was… Continue reading Smells and Belles: Examining Catholic Women’s Roles in the Church