Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 29 – 40 UDM people

Friday, May 29 – a room full of listening 40 UDM people, none of whom knew all of whom before we began, finished an intense day of listening in the President’s Dining Room by walking across campus to Lansing Reilly, … Continue reading

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May 27 – “anyway”

Wednesday, May 27  —  a call to the margins Tomorrow about 40 UDM women and men will gather in the President’s Dining Room for an all-day conversation about the identity of the university.   Using digital media and the ancient art … Continue reading

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May 22 – Revolutionary Love

Friday May 22 – “Balancing Our Economic Realities with Our call to the Margins”  Heartland-Delta 7 Last evening 33 UDM women and men gathered in the Lansing Reilly front parlor area for a 3 hour conversation.  We came to prepare … Continue reading

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May 18 – Thomas Merton

Monday May 18 – “Let no one touch this gentle sun  —   In whose dark eye  —  Someone is awake.” A weekly selection of 7 poems, from “A Year of Being Here,” confronted me this morning with a short demanding … Continue reading

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May 15 – Maine lives north of Detroit

Friday,  May 15 –  “I watch the spring come slow-ly” Traveling north-south, south-north during season changing time lets trees and ground plants show their stuff to visitors.  Readers from where I live this Mid-May morning will recognize how much farther … Continue reading

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May 13 – full blown leaves, & flowers

Wednesday, May 13  “ a billion  times told lovelier” Looks like a fine strong spring day — high pressure, breezy, leaves and flowering trees dancing all around.   A good morning to stand still a minute, breathe in deeply, stand still a … Continue reading

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May 11 – summer season begins

Monday, May 11 — “you had better get / your eyes checked / or, better, still, / your diminished spirit” How many encounters could I remember if I worked at it, when someone took the trouble to tell me, bluntly … Continue reading

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May 8 – Commencement Days

Friday, May 8  “Karim Wasfi . . .  had decided to play amid the wreckage . . .” “My house is just behind that main street, so it was very symbolic for me to. wake up, grab my cello and walk … Continue reading

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May 4 – “what fire Burns in him when he sees us move away.”

Monday, May 4    “From Baltimore to Detroit, same fears of police passed down”   Rochelle Riley  “She spoke for mothers across Baltimore, across the country, including metro Detroit, when she described how so many families are raising their children in fear.  … Continue reading

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May 1, time for beauty and some stillness and some play

Friday, May 1, 2015  — time for a little rest I posted this poem one year of Fridays ago, May 2, 2014.  Bet I am not the only one tired; and glad to see Friday.   A weekend after even … Continue reading

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