Tag Archives: counter-cultural

Burned Palms and Crazy People

Life is weird and so are most of the people I know.  I guess I gravitate toward people who are, as my dear brother David used to say, “a little out of round.”  The ones who are perfectly situated in … Continue reading

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A Rebel in the Wrong Century

In a season colored by my impatience with job and debt, and frustration with the quick passing of the nano seconds between receiving my paycheck and applying it to digging out from under, I take time every day to give … Continue reading

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Pouring the Wine, part one

As Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) replied to Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy), in the 1957 movie, Desk Set. . . “I associate many things with many things.” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life, liturgy, missed opportunities and creating events. … Continue reading

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Colors and Names and Stories

The Christian church is now knee deep in Lent. For my non-Christian friends and readers, let me explain. Lent is the term that the Christian church gives to the forty-six days before Easter. You’ve heard, no doubt, of Mardi Gras? … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice in Education: part one

From Parochial School to Public School Our daughter started four-year-old half day kindergarten in a small parochial school with a wonderful teacher who infected her students with eagerness to learn and easily captured their imaginations. An elderly friend once asked … Continue reading

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Austin Olive · MISSIONAL MONASTICS IN THE OLD PUEBLO?

I read this on my friend’s Facebook page yesterday. I asked him if I could share it on my blog and he graciously agreed. This is much different than what I talked about in Wanting a Seat in the Pew….but … Continue reading

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