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Holy Moley! I started writing these refections on my year in the Czech Republic around the first days in July and now it is first days of August!  I realized it has taken that long...

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Holy snow-angel, Batman, it’s getting colder! Ok, yes, there wasn’t much snow but the air was briskly frozeny (if that is really a word). I began January by wearing my thermals...

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About a year ago I wrote about stuff I get in my email box. Then it was useless information about growing hair on my head with this or that product, hot women from Russia who want to...

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As an American born a few months after WWII ended, I have no frame of reference to war, the holocaust and Soviet occupation. I won’t pretend that I know what it was like, but...

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There is always hope, even after after some of the seemingly hopeless things that have occurred this year. Today is a time for new beginnings that give us hope, a reset button for our...

Ocsar Statues Are Made Ahead Of This Year's Academy Awards

Last Sunday was the Oscar Show in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. For us peasants watching the show is like sorta kinda being in the neighborhood of a fancy-schmanzy private...

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“Ce la farà?” is loosely translated from the Italian to mean “Will he make it?” or “Will he pull it off?” This was the headline in the newspaper...

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It’s been a while and news has come and gone over the last few weeks. One item still is bothering me though and that item is the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida and...

Ocsar Statues Are Made Ahead Of This Year's Academy Awards

Last Sunday was the Oscar Show in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. For us peasants watching the show is like sorta kinda being in the neighborhood of a fancy-schmanzy private...

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the former New Spain Colony of Alta California which used to be claimed by various Native American tribes before those pesky Europeans came and conquered....

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The story of what happened to Jesus in the desert before he began his public ministry is a mystery. What actually happened? The Gospel says he went out into the desert for 40 days...

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For the last segment of my three part video, I am addressing the topic of what makes a Jesuit school, Jesuit when we don’t have Jesuits in the school (confused? read it slowly...