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Family hymns

Do you have favorite hymns? Jonnie Sue and I do. One that we share is “The Church’s one foundation,” number 525 in “The Hymnal, 1982.” I’m always moved when I have an opportunity to sing it, as was the case … Continue reading

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Teaching

I came close to pursuing a career in academia, but chose government service instead. Nonetheless, I’ve enjoyed playing a teaching role in just about every position I’ve held. When the Customs Service sent me to Hofstra University for five months … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Mom

On the flight home from Rome last week I watched a couple of movies. One was “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep as a middle-aged woman who abandons her family in Indiana to pursue a calling to be a … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

Or did I dodge a bullet? Over dinner with our daughter and her husband and our granddaughter in Florence last night something came up about the unexpected paths careers sometimes take.  I mentioned that soon after retiring from the Senate … Continue reading

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Fasting

Forgive me please for writing about fasting during Easter Season, but I can’t wait until the next season of Lent to do so as I won’t be writing a Daily Cup then, and I’ve had this one percolating in my … Continue reading

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Moses the Philosopher

A few months ago I wrote about Moses the Showman; about his theatrics at the crossing of the Sea of Reeds, theatrics that he might have learned from the magicians of Egypt when he was in the court of the … Continue reading

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Art work

We’re getting a new boiler at St. Alban’s. One of the percs of my job is that I get to see some wonderful things happen; some more wonderful than others. Yesterday I happened into the work site and saw all … Continue reading

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