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Tagged With: family

Beautiful Family

“I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your family is.” Hearing that used to feel awkward. OK, well, I guess it still does. We’ve heard it so many times after mass, though, that we’ve kind of gotten used to it. Some folks are impressed by how well behaved our kids are. Others are just … Continue reading »

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Fearing Death on All Souls Day

I was already feeling pretty emotional at the All Souls Day mass. Our parish mourned the deaths of parishioners in the past year by reading their names and having loved ones come up to the front of the altar to light prayer candles. Watching anguished faces approach the candles was hard. Recalling lost loved ones … Continue reading »

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Post-Vacation Blues

A few¬†days ago my family got home from a week-long vacation in the Poconos. My parents have a time-share villa there that belong to my grandparents for over 30 years. I went there many times as a kid, so it’s associated with a lot of good memories. Between those memories, new ones made with my … Continue reading »

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Civil Whorl

When my first child, Alex, was an infant, I read a study about a possible relationship between the rotational direction of one’s hair whorl and one’s handedness. When I checked Alex’s, I discovered he actually has two. I have no idea what that might portend for his handedness, but he seems to be pretty strongly … Continue reading »

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Raising Kids on a Shoestring

Given the current state of the economy in this country, this resource for supporting a family on a shoestring budget may be especially helpful.

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