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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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When the guys met to sign a declaration of autonomy from England on that hot July day in Philadelphia in 1776, I wonder if they could have foreseen how the words of the document would...

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This was my second foray out of the Czech Republic to the Slovak Republic, eschewing crowns for euros…ok enough of the new vocabulary lesson. My traveling companion and tour guide...

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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...

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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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As of today, this is the 511th post since I started this thing. If you want to download them all…it will take you some time… Speaking of time…I can hardly wait to...

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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...