Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jan 28 “Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows”

Wednesday January 28  –   Rumi    “ . . .  as an unexpected visitor” Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī  (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎)   Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic 1207-1273.   A friend, who reads this list, sent me Rumi’s “The Guest House.”   Her note … Continue reading

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Jan 26 – Revolutionary Love – Remembering Gary and Suzanne Lichtman

Monday January 26  — “That our love for each other, if need be,  give way to absence.  And the unknown.” I missed the funeral mass for Suzanne yesterday;  some airport traffic and then lots of center city traffic for the … Continue reading

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Jan 21 – David Whyte “Enough”

Wednesday January 21  — Working Days Week 3 of this Semester still gathers momentum, still lots of “first meetings” of the term, students and teachers learning about each other,  learning what the character of this class might become during its 14 … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

“Deeds, not words.” I have heard this thought expressed many times recently. It’s spoken with a conviction that words have done little to change things in desperate need of change. Words are empty or, worse, they are smokescreens used to … Continue reading

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Friday Jan 16 Buddy’s Pizza — “Tastiest Pizza in North America”

Friday  January 16, 2015   —  Bragging rights down the street  Today’s post began with a morning email from Gilbert Sunghera, sj, an immensely creative  teacher for UDM’s Archie students and for people across the country seeking a vision for … Continue reading

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Wed Jan 14 – missing, but noticing later

Wednesday  January 14  –  “and yet there are chances that come back” Today’s Post A friend introduced me to the poet, W. S. Merwin.    All sorts of recognition for his poetry.  Makes me wonder how I’ve missed him all … Continue reading

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Monday Jan 12 – about birth & welcome

Monday January 12 – “When I fell into the world” Many work mornings I begin the day with a poem written by George Herbert in the 17th century, “Love Bade Me Welcome.”  For some reason it wakes me into an ordinary … Continue reading

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Friday Jan 9

Friday January 9, 2015  – settling in for Term 2 Earlier in my UD/UDM time, when I taught a lot of courses, I met the first weeks of each term with curiosity and anxiety; catch a communal rhythm of shared challenge, … Continue reading

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Wed Jan 7 – Remembering Mike Witkowski

Wednesday, January 7 –  grief and hope, goodbye and new birth One of UofD’s graduates before we were UDM majored in biology, and then spent time as a Jesuit Volunteer in New Jersey where she and her husband Pat met … Continue reading

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Monday Jan 5 — “All that is harsh and dissonant in my life, melts . . .” Tagore

Monday January 5 — start-up time About 5:30 this morning the western sky over Livernois showed off the moon’s sharp edges as if the first full week of Term 2 were sheer magic.   Made me want to dance into … Continue reading

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