Monthly Archives: April 2015

Walleye, The Spring Run and its River

Wednesday April 29 “April and May mark the start of the walleye spawn. An estimated 10 million walleye (sander vitreus, if you know your dead languages) migrate from Lake Erie in search of the shallow rocky bed common along the … Continue reading

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April 27 – End of Term time –> “I want to free what waits within me” (R. M. Rilke)

Monday April 27 – “Never Yet Been Spoken” The last exam days for Term 2, a week for bringing 15-week-long tasks to completion, for student goodbyes to campuses, some heading off to Commencement and its powerful goodbyes.  These past several … Continue reading

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April 24 – Betsy Linehan, RSM – today’s guest editor

Friday April 24 – “our desert began again to bloom” Our guest editor for today is UDM trustee, Betsy Linehan, RSM.  Betsy turns our attention to a turning point in the Church, as the Vatican’s Apostolic Visitation of Women Religious … Continue reading

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April 22 – RX for Reading Detroit

Wednesday April 22 –  “When children have access to books their world expands.”  Mary-Catherine Harrison Our guest editor for today is associate professor of English and Director of RX for Reading Detroit Mary-Catherine Harrison.  She calls attention to the celebration … Continue reading

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April 20 – I lost “The Freeing of the Dust”

Monday, April 20, “Prayer for Revolutionary Love” A couple weeks back a close friend came for some prayer time in our house . . . stillness and presence.  On the second day we were talking and I had the intuition … Continue reading

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April 17 – “Enough”

Friday April 17  –  “ . . . until now.” Busy days.  I will try not to miss the play of the sun on new grass while I scramble with tasks.  You too, I hope. Have a lovely weekend.   … Continue reading

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April 15 — Rushing the summer a little

Wednesday April 15 –  “for skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow” Gerard Manley Hopkins, sj wrote this jewel of praise in 1877; it was only published in 1918, long after he died in 1889.   What is it like … Continue reading

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April 13 – Tagore, longing, desire, and doubt

Monday, April 13 —  capricious weather and very early buds Beginning a week’s work near the end of a term’s work  . . .  while the world turns bright all around us.   I spent the weekend in New England; … Continue reading

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April 10 – Passover week

Friday April 10 – “ . . . only the terrible blessing of the journey.” Catherine McAuley and Ignatius Loyola both took the journey seriously.  Perhaps more than seriously, . . .  as sacred and central.   “The journey makes the world … Continue reading

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Viola Liuzzo Park

Wednesday April 8 –  Color Blind Angel, “you laid your young life down”  (blues singer Robin Rogers – ✝ Dec 19.2010) Today’s post is unusual.  Last Sunday’s Detroit Free Press article about Viola Liuzzo and the park named for her touched several months … Continue reading

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