Category Archives: travel

The Blessed Guilt

After four years of Jesuit education and another four years of living in community, I finally “arrived” when I moved into a teeny apartment in a bustling neighborhood in Boston. I was surprised last summer to find that five years … Continue reading

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Winter 2011 continued its slow attack on my sanity this week by allowing yet another cough to creep into my chest, thereby leaving me hoarse for most of the week. Although I’m feeling fine now, I am still struggling with … Continue reading

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The stranger in the mirror

With some reluctance I spent this holiday going down and back to New York for an audition, splitting the trip between the car and a train and a night at my parents’ house. This morning I got into the city with … Continue reading

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Where I am, What I miss

I haven’t posted much this week, mostly because I hate writing those “today I got up. Then I walked to the window. Then I ate a sandwich” play-by-play posts. We have been working so hard here and been so busy … Continue reading

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Seeking Stillness

Understatement alert: I like to be the center of attention. It’s a big temptation for me, when I’m with new groups of people as I have been this week, to really turn it on, becoming a caricature of myself rather than being … Continue reading

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The will for adventure

Once upon a time there was a woman who loved to stay home. She knew that she should love adventure and sometimes she truly did, but most of the time she wanted access to the familiar, to sleep in her … Continue reading

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Set down this: Making peace with the Magi

If you’re looking for a way to get me riled up, hide one of my favorite books. Two nights ago I couldn’t find my edition of T. S. Eliot. It was Epiphany and I wanted to read “Journey of the … Continue reading

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A few years ago I spent three weeks in Malibu at the beginning of the summer. I returned refreshed to a Boston that had suffered a brutal heat wave in my absence, and was often asked how the weather was. … Continue reading

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Singing notes is easy, singing from your heart is hard.

The first time that I traveled to Italy, in the Summer of 2000, I often went to morning mass and/or evening vespers at one of the local churches in Parma. One evening I arrived at San Giovanni Evangelista and parked … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary to me

It was just over a year ago that Felicemifa had it’s inaugural post. What began as an easy way to keep mom and dad up to date on my Italian adventure has turned into what every blog should be: a … Continue reading

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