Category Archives: family

7 Quick Takes, Volume 10

— 1 — Summer ends now, now, barbarous in beauty… It’s getting to be just about time for a depressed post about how the weather affects my mood, but I just can’t summon the energy to write it. Symptom # … Continue reading

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Making Music

So I did something pretty neat this past weekend: I knew even as mass was going on (all two hours of it) that it would be too much, too many emotions for me to blog about. So I’m not going … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Johnny Pesky

I am not embarrassed to admit that October 27, 2004 was one of the best days of my life (not the very best, mind you, but it was up there). I had been sick for most of October, and had … Continue reading

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Seven quick takes, Volume 5

— 1 — It’s that time of year when I start to think about the Hartford Half-Marathon. I have been running this one every October since 2006, and every year I decide it would be a shame to skip it. … Continue reading

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What I Did For Love

Thank God my mother took me to the theater as a child. I don’t use that phrase cavalierly; I literally thank God that I had a chance to sit next to my mother in the Bushnell Theater and not only … Continue reading

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Praying for Rain

I had what I thought were some pretty good reasons for being distracted at the vigil mass. We had been traveling for what felt like an eternity, driving from New England to Indiana to visit my brother. The Cathedral we … Continue reading

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7 quick takes, volume 4

        — 1 — I’m in a car crossing Ohio today. So there’s that. My brother, of whom I am very proud, is a broadcaster for the Fort Wayne Tin Caps this summer, and I am off … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 3

— 1 — First, thanks to everyone for celebrating our own “Ignatian Awareness Week” here on the blog. Inspired by Loyola Press’ “Find Your Inner Iggy” promotion I went back through the archives to find the best examples of my … Continue reading

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The impossibility of “home”

But where, after we have made the great decision to leave the security of childhood and move on into the vastness of maturity, does anybody ever feel completely at home? – Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet I do not … Continue reading

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I dropped the eggs and I didn’t cry

I dropped a carton of eggs this morning. Remarkably, I can’t remember ever having done it before, but it’s just the sort of thing I usually do. I’m a little bit clumsy and a little bit careless. As I watched … Continue reading

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