Beauty Entering Winter

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The snow was yet thin on the lawn, and the gusts of wind kept birds from flight. Even the feeder remained unattended. I watched the squalls swirl past my windows. The cloud breaks to the west allowed the sun’s light to tint the falling snow. Outside the winter-white storm turned a delicate coral. The hermitage [Read More...]

Sacred Dirt

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Ann Margaret Lewis is part of the powerhouse behind the Catholic Writers Guild, she is an amazing classical singer, the author of two Sherlockian books (Murder in the Vatican and soon to be released The Watson Chronicles), and is also I recently learned a bando! I’ll let her explain… Margaret asked me to take her [Read More...]

Please Return Me to My Cell

Tom and me

The Catholic Writers Guild conference last week was a huge success. This was our fifth year and we have doubled in attendance. My job at the conferences was volunteer coordinator. This year was particularly challenging: I had put my back out days before, then three volunteers quit due to family emergencies or illness. I had [Read More...]


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