Category: Writing

I Choose All!

Working with the poor and writing have been playing a game of tug of war with my heart.  But, in my recent hours of combing through job openings, I came across something illuminating. (WRITER) ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE Yale-New Haven Hospital JOB SUMMARY Develop, implement and adapt creative writing and spoken word activities for a diverse pediatric…

A Beautiful Waste

“What is he?” murmurs one gray shadow of my forefathers to another.  “A writer of storybooks! What kind of a business in life, – what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation, – may that be? Why, the degenerate fellow might as well have been a fiddler!” -The…

Waiting on the World…at the DMV

Dear Sir, what’s your story? I left the golden island for streets of gold.  I left the warm beach for cold concrete.  I left hopelessness for a chance at happiness.  I left empty pockets and took a chance with these empty hands.  Family?  I left a daughter and a little one on the way.  I…

I'm Back!

My head is cold.  I have an irresistible urge to wear outrageous color combinations. I gave up being a nun for Lent.  More accurately, God led me into the desert and to follow His crazy plans!  St. Faustina called Jesus “the divine madman” and now I know why!  He will stop at nothing, absolutely nothing,…

Groanings of the Spirit

Grasping at the Apple Gaping with Lust Growing in Indifference Grasping Gaping Growing   Gasping with Awe Gaping at His Beauty Growing in Love Gasping Gaping Growing   Grasping at the Unknown Grappling with Unanswered Questions Groaning with Understanding Grasping Grappling Groaning    

A Heart Burning with Love

The Great Lover looked upon His beloved with intense longing.  In fact His longing burned so intensely it was a living flame. He longed to ignite the cold embers of her heart and drew her close with great tenderness. The Great Deceiver noticed His gaze and in turn, also looked on her with great longing.…

Praying with Merton

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. Yet, my heart is joyous. ie possessing the qualities of, full of – joy   I do not see the road ahead of me.   I cannot know for certain where it will end. But that it will pass by the place of the skull.Though it…

Some Perspective and a Promise

The internet can be an overwhelming place  and an unfortune breeding ground for attention seeking.  I’ve been searching its depths the last couple of days for tips on publicizing this blog and making it more popular.  With everyone and their sister blogging these days, how do bloggers like BadCatholic and Mark Shea make it on…

Defying Labels in Favor of Our True Selves

Being a writer, I pay attention to words a lot and I think how we say things is important.  One area I’ve especially been sensitive to is that of labeling ourselves and talking about who we are.  A few years ago my Dad pointed out that we are human beings, not human doings.  This has always seemed…

"Bloom Where You're Planted": Summer in DC!!

The other day I was thinking about the fact that this time last year I was making my final preparations to go to Tanzania. I can’t believe it has been a year already! So you’re probably wondering what adventure I’m planning for this summer because obviously I can’t stay at home for an entire summer…

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