Monthly Archives: November 2008

An Endless Source of Wonder….

I have a student with Asperger’s. It is my second year in a row of serving him as his English teacher. Asperger’s  “is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and restricted, stereotyped patterns of behavior and interests. Although not mentioned in standard … Continue reading

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What Do I Think I Am Doing….?

I am pursuing a degree, or at least certification, as a lay ecclesial minister in the Roman Catholic church. Nobody, including the bureaucratic body of the Church, seems to have a clear idea of exactly where we will fit once … Continue reading

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And the Bell Tolls….

Modern technology is a two-edged sword. This morning while otherwise quite bored at a mundane staff meeting I received email on my Blackberry telling me that another of my former squadron mates had died; he was 52, just a bit … Continue reading

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Am I a Good Man….?

I seem to have reached a certain age in which anniversaries of important, and not so important, things are hitting the larger numbers. Earlier I wrote about serving in Beirut twenty-five years ago. I did not mention that I have … Continue reading

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And It Ends, and Begins….

An African-American as president? A person of mixed-race heritage as president? A liberal as president? I am almost, but not quite, speechless.  I am both proud and humbled by the result of the election. Historians, and talking heads, will discuss … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes….

I am old enough to remember Selma and the dogs. I lived close to Watts during the riots and I remember my parents wondering aloud if they should put the kids in the cars to go back to Nebraska. I … Continue reading

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