Monthly Archives: December 2013

On Christmas Memories

This is a difficult time of year for many folks. For some, it is a time of traumatic memories being stirred up. For others, it is a time when already intense grief deepens. In my work, I bear witness to … Continue reading

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On Dreams Deferred

When I was 15 years old, I had three dreams for the future: 1. to be a Catholic priest; 2. to be an actor; and 3. to be a Major League baseball player. Obviously, none of these dreams came to … Continue reading

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On Taking Time for Granted

“Time is of the essence/The crowd and player are the same age always/But the man in the crowd is older every season./Come on! Play ball!” So urges poet Rolfe Humphries in his great poem “Polo Grounds”. (New Yorker, August 22, … Continue reading

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