Not GMO but JMO.

7.14.21 Dear dad, I would say I am a bit of a granola-junkie. I think I could spend a good 15 minutes just in the cereal/granola aisle when grocery shopping. There are so many kinds all made with similar ingredients but drastically different from each other. I always try to stay away from those with […]

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Our Father.

6.18.21 Dear dad, Happy happy birthday to you, my sweet dad. Adam and I went to Mass this morning in Tampa, and mom went to Mass at home. We go because we are your family, your beloved wife and children. We are yours and we feel the most yours and the most grateful to be […]

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Mama i’m adopted!

4.29.21 Dear dad, I don’t have a lot of memories from my youngest days, but the few are vivid. And I know you remember this one too because mom had told me how you fought her on it and dreaded doing it. Dare I even recall it into existence? Yes. The sex talk with Adam. […]

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Good-bye for now.

4.1.2021 Dear dad, What if you knew you were going to die? What if you were told three days before? Only you knew. Would you have told us? Would you have kept it to yourself? Would you have told mom? You loved each other unlike anything or anyone else. You were made one in an […]

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Lauren of Samaria.

3.14.2021 Dear dad, My heart is racing. I asked that this Lent be different. Well, I think I’m getting it. And it’s not just missing coffee. “My heart is swollen with fear and wonder; it can tell me nothing except I’m standing on holy ground.” [Nicodemus, The Chosen] In today’s Gospel reading [Year B; John […]

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Burnt almonds.

3.3.2021 Dear dad, One of my new favorite things is making almond butter. It is probably the best day of the week. I buy a package of raw almonds, roast them, and stick them in the food processor. The process is magical and the taste so much better than a jar from the store. Better […]

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