Monthly Archives: July 2013

For whom the buoy tolls

I spent last week on an island in Maine, one with try few inhabitants. Sitting on the deck, looking out to sea, I could hear wind and surf, the rustling of leaves, and, off in the distance, the tolling of … Continue reading

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Solve the problem; save the people.

It was the early ’70s, and I was recently transferred from San Francisco to the Intelligence Division in the Customs Service headquarters in Washington to help with the implementation a new computerized lookout system at the border crossings, airports, and … Continue reading

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Suprise!

Judging by the word on the street (or in the church), it seems we have some “identity issues.”  These issues seem to stem from the anxiety caused by lower attendance and decreased membership in the local and national church alike.  … Continue reading

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We Are Able

Yesterday in the life of the church we celebrated the only “red letter” saint of the month of July, St. James the Apostle.  The “red letter” part indicates that the vestments and altar hangings for services yesterday were to be … Continue reading

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Unseen blossom

Over the last few weeks, my amaryllis has been preparing to bloom. I’ve had a number of them bloom out of season this year, including a great blood-red one that opened just in time for Passiontide. This one will be … Continue reading

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Seventy-five

I’m beginning this on the Amtrak somewhere near Philadelphia. I might be finishing it this evening in our room at The Leo House, a Roman Catholic Guesthouse in Chelsea, run by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Agnes, an … Continue reading

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A Trivial Pursuit

I’ll never forget one lunchtime in seminary when I stood in line for the salad bar at the refectory.  As I waited, the seminary Dean, Martha Horne, took the place behind me.  “Wanting to justify myself” (a biblical turn of … Continue reading

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