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Elizabeth Duffy May 23, 2016
I am grateful for deadlines, even when I have little time, or only brief windows of it, which I often manage to fill with reading the Internet. I know my cannons will fire, because they must, but late...
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Elizabeth Duffy Apr 07, 2016
St. Therese once wished aloud that her own mother would die. When her mother scolded her, Therese explained that then she could sooner go to heaven.My children received this anecdote with perverse joy...
Elizabeth Duffy Mar 16, 2016
Good Letters: Learning Detachment in the AtticGood Letters: A Post About God and sexGood Letters: On leaving one's thirst unquenchedAleteia: The Mercy of letting one's yes mean yes, and no mean noGood...
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Elizabeth Duffy Mar 16, 2016
I was so good, and for such a long time, two weeks at least of decent work and adherence to my schedule. Two weeks of self control, discipline, and a rule—twenty minutes of prayer, ten of spiritual re...
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Elizabeth Duffy Feb 26, 2016
When my husband and I were in the very early stages of our relationship, we both hid from each other that we used tobacco. He chewed. I smoked. But we’d been set up because both of our families were c...
Elizabeth Duffy Feb 02, 2016
My thirteen-year-old son had seen the Viagra commercials for years, but never understood what they meant, until finally, he asked what Viagra is and does, and I told him. Now he has this new vocabular...
Elizabeth Duffy Dec 30, 2015
The Christmas Tree is sagging a bit. I know we're supposed to leave them up until the Epiphany, but "supposed to" is not a mandate. The joy of the season is no longer expressed by the decor in my livi...
Elizabeth Duffy Nov 24, 2015
I'm doing most of my walking after dark these days as night comes a little earlier. Night walking always makes me feel lighter, almost weightless, so it seems like I'm walking faster than I do in dayl...
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Elizabeth Duffy Sep 18, 2015
At five a.m. this morning, my husband woke me while taking money from my wallet to buy donuts for himself and our fourth child who was to accompany him to the lumberyard. He was buying wood to build a...
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Elizabeth Duffy Aug 20, 2015
My children attend public middle and high school; hence the school year always begins with the ritual of the sports physical. There’s a clinic at the orthopedic surgeon’s office: five doctors, three h...
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