Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth (June 19th) became a federal holiday by law in June 2021 when President Joe Biden signed the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act”. Juneteenth commemorates the end to chattel slavery in the United States which was announced in Galveston, Texas, two...
Graduation

Graduation

Tis the season of joyful ritual – graduation!. A season full of youthful energy celebrating a milestone achievement! Looking back at my own high school and college graduations, I remember how much excitement and determination my friends and I had for successful...
Angel, Second Class

Angel, Second Class

Some people get clear callings. Some of us seem to spend our lives waiting for one. My life followed the latter category. But the calling I was looking for was about my plans, not God’s. It took a long time until I began to listen.  God’s blessing took the form of an...
Wondering and Pondering

Wondering and Pondering

Trinity — Mystery — that seemingly unexplainable happening in life and beyond.   I have childhood memories of my parents, parish priests, and summer classes with the School Sisters of Notre Dame trying to help me understand what/who God was all about....
The “Right” (Left?) Perspective

The “Right” (Left?) Perspective

My aunt bought me a set of left-handed pencils for Christmas. I’ve always appreciated her thoughtfulness in buying products designed specifically for lefties. This time, my gratitude was coupled with amusement at the thought of a pencil being “left-handed.” I mean,...

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