Category Archives: common sense

A Saint Valentine’s Day Story

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton The Cardinal is one of the most popular birds. It is the official bird of as many as seven eastern states. It has extended … Continue reading

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Death By Any Other Name

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a popular reference to William Shakespear’s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her family’s rival house … Continue reading

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Epiphany: To Return By A different Way

“Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring … Continue reading

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The Good Christmas Thief – repost

What follows is a personal experience that evolved into a letter to the editor published in our regional newspaper. I thought I would share it, as it befits the Christmas season. “The Good Christmas Thief” I was disappointed to find that the … Continue reading

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Kate

“However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give … Continue reading

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Advent Perspective: Reblog

Why Advent? Posted on December 7, 2014 by Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, as well. It is … Continue reading

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How Have We Lost Our Touch?

“I will tell you how I failed once. I’ve failed many times, but this instance was notable. I was visiting lepers in Biluba, Africa. I had with me 500 silver crucifixes about two inches high. I intended to give each … Continue reading

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