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Jesus Is My Uncle

Well, maybe he's not.  Actually, I don't believe it at all, because I'm Catholic and our tradition denies that Jesus had any siblings.  This is some of the suspicious information you run into doing internet-based genealogy.  I was investigating my family history on...

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Why I Love Ebay

It really is true that you can find almost anything on ebay.  I know that many people shop for clothes there, and even big ticket items like cars, but I like to shop for treasures from the past, childhood toys, the kinds of things you think you will NEVER be able to...

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What Is a Baby?

What Is a Baby?

Twenty-eight years ago today--and I remember well my horror at the time, the parents of a child known forever as Baby Doe apparently decided that he was not a human being deserving of love and care when they allowed him to starve rather than correct a minor defect. ...

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Mysterious Wisteria

I love Springtime in a new house.  Every day is a discovery, as blooms appear, whether seeded by chance or some long-gone resident.  Just now I am basking in the beauty of wisteria.  I'm sure some people consider it invasive, but I've always wanted some.  And now I...

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Uncle Charlie

The picture that currently heads this blog comes from this image: This is a picture of my Uncle Charlie holding my oldest child at the hospital the day after she was born--that's more than 19 years ago.  I treasure this picture because Uncle Charlie died just a few...

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Hello world!

Since 2001, I have written a bi-monthly column on life issues in the East Tennessee Catholic newspaper.  Recently I learned my column was being cut "to make room for some new voices."  I was disappointed because I still felt like I had more to say. I've often felt...

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