Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 27 – Saying goodbye to your brother

Thursday, April 27   Kevin Embach, sj and Denise Levertov A Detroit native, now studying theology in Boston, came home this week to bury his brother who died of an illness that lingered for decades.  We will gather for Daniel … Continue reading

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easter day 8 – William Carlos Williams’ two starlings dancing

Monday, April 24  “that’s what got me to face into the wind’s teeth” Sometimes joy after grief awakens slowly, filled with stillness and soft footsteps.  Sometimes joy after grief runs so hard it messes your hair and makes you giddy. … Continue reading

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April 19 – Three Stone Cairns and One Bird – Andy Goldsworth and Emily Dickenson

Tuesday, April 19 — Three Cairns – sculpture This little boy exploring a large stone egg got me wondering the way art does. Two artists here, the sculptor and the mom with the camera. So I emailed his mom back … Continue reading

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April 17 Easter Monday

Monday  April 17 “Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods” When I was a child, on what Catholics call “Holy Saturday,”  the big deal was that the tight rules of Lent unwound themselves and you could eat candy again.    In … Continue reading

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April 14 About the Good Friday cross and refugees: ” . . . no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”

Good Friday, 2017 Pope Francis, July 2013 on the island of Lampedusa spoke these words to a world just getting used to him as a new world figure. Francis chose this place of horrors at sea to call attention to … Continue reading

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April 12 mid-day in Holy Week — Rumi

Wednesday,  April 12 “Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows . . . ” In traditional Catholic faith practice, Holy Week can take a lot of living up to.  The intimate closeness,  Jesus human and divine, … Continue reading

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April 7 – opening day at the Ball Park & Ernie Harwell

April 6 – Easter Monday and Opening Day at the Ball Park Opening Day in Motown = Ernie Harwell and The Song of Solomon. Can’t say how good it feels to listen to Ernie Harwell.  Here he is on a … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on campus today

Famed author Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak Tuesday in Detroit Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press Pop Culture Critic Published 6:49 p.m. ET April 3, 2017 Like a literary superhero, Ta-Nehisi Coates is able to leap the huge stylistic divide between the … Continue reading

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Jamaal May “there are birds here” prep reading for Ta-Nehisi Coates tomorrow

Monday April 3, 2017 – “there are birds here” Jamaal May Ta-Nehisi Coates on campus tomorrow:  5:00 pm for a group of invited students in intimate conversation,  6:30 in our field house for a wider public gathering.  Gathering with what … Continue reading

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