Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31 Opening Day

Monday, March 31 Weather.com for 1:00 pm Monday March 31 50° Sunny FEELS LIKE: 46° HUMIDITY: 43% PRECIP: 0% WIND: SE at 9 mph Can’t say how good it feels to listen to Ernie Harwell.  Here he is on a youtube clip and in print from … Continue reading

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March 28 “With all your heart”

Friday, March 28 – The greatest commandment Weather.com offers an hour by hour prediction, not only of temperature and precipitation but also of wind speed and direction. Today their predictive models tell us to expect warm weather (50+), gusty winds … Continue reading

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March 27 Joy Harjo & America

Thursday   March 27  –  Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace The March 31 issue of the national Jesuit journal America publishes its first Joy Harjo poem.  Harjo brings loss and despair, and the resonant humor of embarrassment, into tight, … Continue reading

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March 26 — a Spring day

Wednesday  March 26  –  a Spring Day in Detroit They say the city set a record this early morning,  11º;  early sun on the most delicate traceries of snow can take your breath away if the biting unseasonal cold didn’t … Continue reading

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March 24 – “Enough”

Monday, March 24 — David Whyte 12 hours and 20 minutes of daylight today in Detroit {sunrise 7:29 –> sunset 7:40}. June’s longest day isn’t so far off; neither is baseball season. This morning I could see the tips of … Continue reading

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March 20 – Spring – G M Hopkins sj

Thursday, March 20 Weather.com’s “Countdown to Spring” live clock tells us that Spring begins at midnight tonight. Thursday morning, we wake into Spring. Gerard Manley Hopkins, sj writes “Spring” as lush with beaty and relief and delight (“the racing lambs … Continue reading

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March 19 – Jim Janda

Wedneaday March 19 — the last full day of winter Jim Janda lived as a mystic pilgrim for most of his 74 years. He died August 7, 2010 in Salt Lake City, a priest of that diocese since 1996. Jim … Continue reading

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March 18 — Gretchen Elliot, RSM

Tuesday March 18 – “Nevertheless, God calls us and keeps us moving” Ten years ago last week the university gathered  in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on the campus of Mercy College of Detroit which had come to be called … Continue reading

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” . . not even the rain has such small hands”

Monday March 17 – e e cummings – “. . . the voice of your eyes . . . ” I don’t know why e e cummings love poem caught my attention over the weekend; perhaps because I ended last … Continue reading

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March 14 — Pope Francis 1 year and 1 day

Friday  March 14  —  Pope Francis — first anniversary One year ago yesterday a just-elected pope stepped out on a balcony in front of thousands of people waiting to meet him, and begin to learn what sort of humanity he … Continue reading

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