Monthly Archives: January 2016

jan 28 “. . . for Holy Beings” Poems — Joy Harjo

Thursday January 28 – “Yes, that was me you saw shaking with bravery . . . “ pg. 11 This has been a busy week: back-to-back board meetings — Denver, Santa Clara and Detroit, followed by a conference in Washington. … Continue reading

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Jan 25 – “Ask me Anything”

Monday, January 25   – a new work day  I looked out of our 2nd floor living room window, over the still-in-progress McNichols entrance, onto pre-dawn Parking Lot F.  I saw two cars near the lot entrance.   When this post … Continue reading

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Jan 20, 5:00 pm @ Gesu –> Gerry Stockhausen, sj

Wednesday, January 20  –  “and each body a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth.” About 5:00 pm this afternoon in Gesu Church just north of UDM’s McNichols campus, women and men who have worked with, laughed with, … Continue reading

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Jan 15 “We plant seeds that one day will grow.”

Friday  January 15   “We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction Of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.” Ken Untener’s last job was as bishop of Saginaw, MI for the last 24 years of his life (d. … Continue reading

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Jan 13 – “When Thou commandest me to sing”

Wednesday,  January 13 — Singing before God Many people have posted to the list about Gerry Stockhausen’s passing.    Thank you.    Today’s post remembers that Stock sang and played a 12 string guitar.  Lots of times. Have a blest … Continue reading

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jan 11 — “Brute beauty and valor and act, oh, air, pride, plume here Buckle!” g m hopkins sj

Monday – January 11 — A Treasure . . . “buy the field” People tell each other stories about what they see, and hear, and touch.  People listen to stories.   This ancient rhythm weaves humans together over and over.   … Continue reading

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Jan 8 — “You Belong Here”

Friday January 8 — “I fell from the ice castle of myself” When a planned program draws c. 50 faculty, staff and administrators during the January UDM Colleagues Day, and no one wants to leave after the hour allotted, so that 1 … Continue reading

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Jan 6 – Feast of The Epiphany

Wednesday, January 6 – “Sometimes if you move carefully” These days, in US Roman Catholic practice, the Feast of Epiphany is celebrated on the first Sunday after New Year’s Day.  The logic is that more people can make it to the … Continue reading

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Dec 31 – Poem for the turning of the year

Monday, January 4  – “just average changes” Mary Ann Buckley, a soul friend of 40 years, wrote me on December 31 to introduce me to this lean and understated poem written by “a young Afro-American man in prison.”    A … Continue reading

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