Why letters

As long as I can remember, I have always liked to write. Never minded papers in school and almost always have a notebook on hand to trap thoughts in ink before they’re lost. Sometimes I use writing as a clarifying or an emptying from everything going on in my head. Can’t say it always proves […]

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Come to the Table.

3.19.2020 Dear dad, Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. I learned that solemnities are the highest of feast days celebrated in the Church and are usually reserved for the most important mysteries of the faith (catholic.org). I also learned there is a tradition called “St. Joseph’s Table.” The story is in medieval times there […]

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A penny for your thoughts.

03.03.2022 Dear dad, “What are you thinking about?” [Jesus] “Your father. How he never got to see any of this.” [Mary] “My Father, which one?” [Jesus] Mary chuckles. “You know what I mean.” “I do miss him. But I’m glad you’re here.” [Jesus] “I am proud of You.” [Mary] “Maybe wait to say that until […]

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The return of Omicron: descendant of Optimus Prime…back again?

1.11.2022 Dear dad, Has anyone else experienced a return of the symptoms of omicron after having shed them exactly one week after testing positive the first time? Kidding but not kidding. This would be horrible. Forgive my raw humor. It was just for the sake of what writing teachers call an “attention grabber.” Th return […]

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Beyond Eden.

9.14.2021 Dear dad, Over the summer, I participated in a book club with the Eden Invitation and… And now I am stuck because what do I say? The best way to introduce you to Eden Invitation is not to quote from their website “About Page,” though you should check it out (I will provide the […]

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The Wild Goose.

8.8.21 Dear dad, Did you know geese only have one mate for their whole lives? And they will even go through a period of mourning if they lose their mate? Sometimes the widower will remain single the rest of his or her life. “Lengthy care of the young is one of the benefits of having […]

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Q.

7.31.21 Q. Dear dad, I am not sure if I have ever mentioned Q to you. Q is a homeless woman I met on campus when I was at TCU. I think I talked to her the first time in undergrad. She would come and go. Sometimes staying on campus for weeks or months and […]

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