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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...
Good Letters
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...
Good Letters
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 Apr 24, 2015
I've had a recurring thought lately, that I should be a school bus driver, because every day, I follow the school bus all around town, doing exactly what it does at the exact same time. School bus dri...
Elizabeth Duffy Apr 13, 2015
Oh my Venus. The stars were bright last night. And I pushed myself beyond previously held convictions about how I'm capable of exerting myself, because the weather was very fine. We took a gluttonous ...
Elizabeth Duffy Mar 25, 2015
As I sit here writing this, I struggle with the urge to go to the corner cabinet of my kitchen and break off a square of dark chocolate to melt on my tongue whilst I type. I perform this action multip...
Elizabeth Duffy Mar 13, 2015
Our dentist has the best magazines in his waiting room, which is nice since I'm there so often. There's Highlights and Boys' Life for the kids, and some nice garbagy fashion magazines for me. I don't ...
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