As I was heading out of church, I knew. I am healed. It didn’t come like a bolt out of the blue or a disembodied voice, or like some televangelist … Continue Reading Good News
August 9th is nearing. And that’s when I’m supposed to find out whether or not I have cancer. Statistically, I probably don’t, since the kind of cancer that we’re talking … Continue Reading The Cancer Question and Being Wary of Hope
You have heard scientists extol the wonders of the cosmos, passionate about the laws of physics and discovered workings of bodies and the universe. You have seen artists, brilliant in … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
Recently writing about my current medical issues and concerns, I’ve decided that perhaps it is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. So, I’m sharing with all of you … Continue Reading This Is My Body
Twenty years ago today, I graduated from high school. And, yes, that makes me feel old. Graduating from Pembroke Academy was a big deal to me, for reasons that I … Continue Reading Glory Days: Valedictory Speech
How are you with the unknown? Me… Not so good. I mean, I love wonder and awe, and am willing to sublimely surrender to the unknowable, to Mystery… But, when … Continue Reading The Unknown
Facing a forbidding possibility in my life… I hear people say something a lot, which, I admit, rather bugs me: “It is what it is,” they will say when something … Continue Reading It Is What It Is… But What Is It?
Sometimes, I think that people make YouTube videos because they like the sound of their own voices. But, I assure you, that’s not the case with me. I seriously DISLIKE the sound … Continue Reading YouTube Channel – For Better or for Worse
While in a mall or some kind of store, I have often seen, out of the corner of my eye, a young child staring at me in my wheelchair. Sometimes, … Continue Reading What’s Wrong with Her?
Every story has a beginning. This is a picture of mine: My parents, just married, about to head off for their honeymoon and the rest of their lives… My mother, … Continue Reading The Newlyweds
Who are you? This is a question that my mentor, Mr. John D Meehan, asked me in one of a handful of face-to-face conversations that we had. And when he … Continue Reading “Who Are You?” Mentor and Memoir
I feel very brave posting this. Three and a half years of blogging here and I have been careful not to show pictures of myself straight on. In fact, you’ll … Continue Reading Brave
Last week, I wrote about my reasons for wanting to prepare for death in a way that honors life, because death is an essential part of life as we know … Continue Reading Preparing to Die in 5 Easy Steps
Wrote this while two people in my life are actively dying, Mr. John Meehan, a friend and mentor, and my cousin’s husband, Larry Winger. May God grant them peace… Well, … Continue Reading Prepare to Die
The womb that cannot bear new life is, instead, bearing pain. Seemingly meaningless and devoid of promise, for the hard grip – twisted deformed rocks – makes it unrecognized as … Continue Reading Redemptive Suffering
Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas and offering you this poem from decades ago. May you be filled with the wonder of God Among Us – for the Word of God, the … Continue Reading Gathering Stars