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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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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A leprous love.

2.14.2021 Dear dad, Reading and listening to the Gospel passage today, it seems just like another one of Jesus’ miracles. This healing of the leper is from the first chapter of Mark so very early on in the public ministry of Jesus.  I say it seems like just another one of Jesus’ miracles because leprosy […]

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My first love.

9.23.2020 Dad, “When people read the Apocalypse, they get frightened by the earthquakes and locusts and famines and scorpions. But the only reason God would allow these things is because He loves us. The world is good- make no mistake about that- but the world is not God. If we’ve allowed the world and its […]

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A far green country.

9.13.2020 Dad, A far green country. It is a track on The Lord of the Rings film score, but it is also Denmark. In the movie, the far green country is the Shire, where the hobbits live. It is where Bilbo, Frodo and Sam are from. At the end of the first Hobbit movie, the […]

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The arena.

8.19.20 Dad, I have been waiting on this a long time. Mulling over when and how to express something so lofty. So precious as life. Like holding a bird in your hands. Cupping them firmly enough so he doesn’t fly away but gently so as not to harm him. I think the truth is often […]

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