Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb 27 – St. Ignatius prayer of Repetition, Catherine McAuley’s call to the tough places as places of Mercy

Friday February 27  –  “You just have to do the right thing,”   Retired Nurse, Deborah Hughes (April 2014) “Yes, thus says the Lord creator of the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who set … Continue reading

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James Martin, sj

A Boston friend sent this James Martin, sj prayer to stop the snow.  Lots of pictures along with J’s wit. back with a real post tomorrow as usual john sj You’ve probably seen this already, but just in case….. Roz … Continue reading

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Wed Feb 25 – To Boston in winter: “There will be daffodils in the Back Bay.”

Wednesday, February 25 Boston’s Back Bay, April 20, 1983 Boston is my second city, after Motown. I’ve lived there 7 different times, whole years and half years, at MIT and Boston College. The city is dear to me, dear with … Continue reading

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Feb 23 – “If Grand River Were a River” Al Ward

Monday February 23  A blizzard in Denver I spent this past weekend with 5 UDM faculty in Denver at the 2015 Heartland-Delta Faculty Conversations Weekend.  The five?  (Walter Lim: dentistry 13th year;  Amy Dereczyk: Physician Assistant Director 8 years;  Renady … Continue reading

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Feb 20 – wage work

Friday February 20  —  Philip Levine  Detroit poet and US Poet Laureate  (+  Feb 14, 2015  age 87,  U.S. Poet Laureate 2011 & 2012) “Thanks for giving him more recognition. Great poet. This will sound like a ‘bot’ but having lived … Continue reading

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Feb 18 – UDM Admissions Counselor Retreat

Wednesday February 18 — “confident shrug and twist” Two unusually busy days for me;  especially this morning when I am preparing a half day retreat for UDM’s 10 admissions counselors.   Too busy to write a new post even though there’s lots … Continue reading

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Jan 23 — cold air and guardian angels

Monday January 23 I happened to look at last year’s post for January 24.   It could have been written this morning, that is to say:    -5º,  reports of 7 ft of  snow in Boston, where hundreds of years … Continue reading

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Feb 13 – “. . . many Africans are not inspired and influenced by their own writers and poets – “

Friday, February 13 — “Broadside Press Poets’ Theatre . . . the entire session will be devoted to open mic (new poets are welcome)” The Badilisha Poetry X-Change website begins with words that Dudlley Randall, UDM’s Poet Laureate, might have … Continue reading

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Feb 11 – Kayla Mueller August 14, 1988 – c. February 6, 2015

Wednesday, February 11 – “surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses” Hebrews 12:1 Yesterday afternoon, judging from email traffic, readers on this list are thrilled that Detroit’s North Side urban garden won the national M-Gro contest and will use … Continue reading

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Feb 9 – “The Joins”

Monday, February  9  –  “Scar tissue is visible history  . . . “ Many friends have seen the leather based, bead-worked stole a Lakota woman created in 1970.   Two other women told me to wear it as I walked … Continue reading

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