My Baptism Day


On this Friday, during Lent, when I am supposed to be fasting, I look at the calendar and am reminded that today is the anniversary of my baptism into the Catholic faith. Also, incidentally, my half-year birthday. Either way, good enough reason to celebrate. On this day in 1965, my mother, newly widowed, and godparents stood before Father Albert Piekarski…

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I Believe in Angels


Oh my. Nearly a month since I’ve blogged. Not like nothing’s been happening, or that I haven’t had about a hundred opinions on a thousand different issues. Catholic schools, pro-life, parental rights, near fatal accidents, I have enough in the back of my mind to keep blogging non-stop for at least a month. That’s not going to happen. I will…

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Grand Canyon Caverns


One of our favorite day trips is to the Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs, Arizona. About 17 miles west of Seligman on Route 66, it is actually about 3 hours from Grand Canyon National Park. The Caverns get their name from the source of the fresh air that flows through them – the Grand Canyon, which is actually about…

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Attitude of Gratitude


Driving to visit relatives yesterday, I flipped through the radio stations to hear some Christmas carols. To my disappointment, I found the same theme present as when I was looking for some holiday cheer on television: ingratitude. Now we live in a rural area, and we don’t watch TV at home, and rarely listen to the radio, so I’m not…

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