It is not OK. It is not well with my soul, and no manner of things are well. Not to disparage Julian of Norwich, but this is how I feel. I am so used to hearing of men, women and children being gunned down by evil, that my heart has become crusted over with scar…… Continue reading All is Not Well
Category: My Voice
Opinion essays. Any topic
100 Monkeys and Change
The Macaca fuscata monkeys had been observed by scientist on the island of Koshima in Japan for over 30 years. One morning in 1952 scientists observed an 18 month old monkey take the extra time to rinse the sand off the sweet potato provided for her before she began to eat it. Soon the little…… Continue reading 100 Monkeys and Change
It seems we can’t make it through a week without some new allegation or image from the past coming forth on the media to condemn some public figure. The most recent are the images of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam in blackface alongside a person dressed in KKK garb. The photo is sooooo offensive, I cannot…… Continue reading Judging Yesterday
He Would Not Forgive Her
“One time I got down on my knees and cried and begged him to forgive me, but he would not,” Elizabeth’s (not her real name) eyes glistened with tears as she recalled the hard heartedness of her husband. She ended her story by telling me that when her beloved Robert died suddenly, after 50 years…… Continue reading He Would Not Forgive Her
You Can’t Make This S——t Up!
I have been wanting to write a new post under the Story category, which for me would mean something entertaining and funny, but currently I am bereft of ideas. In the past if I did not have something immediately in front of me that was hilarious, I’d go to my archives, that is the storehouse…… Continue reading You Can’t Make This S——t Up!
The Manchurian Candidate
Captain Bennett Marco, (played by Frank Sinatra) a decorated Korean War hero and former POW is a sleeper agent for the Soviet Union, programmed to assassinate one of the presidential candidates in order to get the Soviet’s man in office. You are right to ask, how did this exemplary American become the unwitting tool of…… Continue reading The Manchurian Candidate
A Simple Faith
“I saw God in the sky and his crown was all golden,” she began her story, “and I felt tingling in my hand.” She then lifted up her left hand and showed us the scar where her flesh had been ravished by an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that had landed her in the hospital. “You could…… Continue reading A Simple Faith
A Murder of Red Crows
I am a cradle Catholic and I am currently active in a vibrant parish in Northern Kentucky. I love my church family and our pastor, but this time, that is not enough to assuage my deep sadness and pain at this newest revelation of the evil that lurks in my church. I have been praying…… Continue reading A Murder of Red Crows
The Browning of America
I learned two new lessons in the past few weeks, both based on an encounter I had with a certain person. Lesson One: Do not assume a person believes a certain way based on a) their appearance or your impression of them b) your shared experiences or c) your feelings for them. The Encounter: I…… Continue reading The Browning of America
Children in Cages
Three nights ago when I heard the voices of little babies and toddlers crying for their Mommies on the news, a wave of sadness enveloped me. I felt it in my gut. I wanted to start crying, “I want my Mommy” with them. Instinctively I knew these cries were not the cries you may hear…… Continue reading Children in Cages
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