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- “I Want to Forgive But I Still Have Pain.”
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- On the Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary: She Shows up in the Most Surprising Places
- Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes Brings a Big Announcement
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- Another Senseless Tragedy?
- A Pilgrim by Blood and by Heart: On the Discovery of My Mayflower Roots This Thanksgiving
Monthly Archives: February 2012
A comment to my prior blog post on “Satisfaction” asked whether if it was possible to forgive but make the decision to never shop at an establishment again. After thinking about it, I realize that this is really a two-part … Continue reading
Recently,I received the run around at a popular department store in Chicago (not Nordstrom’s!).There has been a longstanding mix up on my store account which has not been easily resolved. In fact, I have attempted to get it fixed on … Continue reading
Today is my birthday. It marks for me almost (notice almost) a half of a century. One could say that this is over the hill. However, if I live to be 100 then I am approaching the summit. On … Continue reading
Saturday February 11 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes marks the observance of the World Day of the Sick. This celebration is a reminder to pray for the sick and … Continue reading
Today (February 8) is the feast day of a lesser known saint. St. Jerome Emiliani, from Venice, lived in the early 1500s. He is a pioneer of social justice and the patron of abandoned people and orphans. St. Jerome had begun life … Continue reading
Just recently I ran across some more information about my “Red Onion Saloon” branch of the family. Minnie Mae, a saloon proprietor, was the daughter of my great great grandmother Arabella Edgar Wallace (Aston). Arabella went by the name of “Belle” … Continue reading
As many of you know, genealogy is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching and digging up stories on ancestors and distant relations long gone. It is interesting to learn about the saints and the rascals of my blood line. … Continue reading
This is a very common question on job interviews. I am always taken back by it. I do admit, it is a valid question, but it often baffles me. Maybe because I am now middle-aged and my perception of time … Continue reading