Humble Pie and the Great Wall of Pretending

“This store,” asked the diminutive Filipino woman as I reached for the door at my local Dress Barn, “do they only sell clothes for you, or do they also sell clothes for thin women like me?”What would you have done?  Gotten angry or hurt or insulted?  Laughed it off?I blinked in amazement as the little woman, completely oblivious to her faux pas, waited for my answer.  Then I helped her— explaining that this store is divided in two by a wall.  She would shop on one side of that wall, I on … [Read more...]

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY! St. Anne, Patron of Detroit

REPOSTING from last year, because of the holiday this weekend!Now there’s a mother to admire!  Just imagine dinnertime at the home of Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus!  All the sharing, all the prayer, all the joy that must have filled that happy home!Just in time for Mother’s Day, Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus, has just been named the patroness of Detroit. It’s been a big week for the city!  We have been waiting for the P … [Read more...]


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