Category Archives: Catholocism

Soledad

Soledad, the Solitude of the BVM on Holy Saturday in Spanish tradition. Lyle spent the last six weeks with me in Monterey. It’s Freezing! was the top comment of his visit, and we engaged daily in the ages-old battle of the … Continue reading

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Shelter at Home

Day t-1. I broke my wine opener. The corkscrew got stuck and snapped off. Not an auspicious beginning to my quarantine party. Monterey County has issued a “shelter in place” order. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, … Continue reading

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King Mountain

King Mountain. That’s what Monte Rey means in Spanish. What moving to Monterey means is that even though I’ve moved from one end of the El Camino Real to another, I’m still on the same damn road. While the weather and … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It

Somedays– at least 3 times before breakfast — I question my sanity. Take this morning for example: It’s a holiday in Louisiana (Mardi Gras), but my alarm went off at 5:01 am.  (Am I crazy?) I got up, drank a … Continue reading

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That Time My Resolve Held

Today’s writing prompt is to write about resolutions kept. My problem with that is that several years ago I gave up resolutions for Lent and haven’t looked back. If resolutions are paper to-do lists, then I killed a forest conquering … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Econometrics

It’s wrong like bacon fried Twinkies are wrong. It’s wrong like laughing during Schindler’s List. Not caring about the matrix algebra fundamentals underlying the SAS/Stata commands is wrong when I am cultivating a lifelong habit of learning.** Does a girl … Continue reading

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Dancing

Last night was Halloween Zumba complete with the Monster Mash, a little Rocky Horror Picture Show, and, of course, Thriller.   I was having major trouble keeping time with Michael and wondered if all the mathing had taken over my … Continue reading

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99 Problems

Love that Jay-Z song. I probably shouldn’t since he uses such a pejorative term for women, but doing what I shouldn’t has gotten me where I am today. It’s tempting, when you feel as embattled as the inhabitants of the … Continue reading

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Red-Letter Words

When I grew up a backwoods, country Baptist, my Bible had some words written in red– words spoken by Jesus himself. I seem to recall that the Pharisees and Sadduccees and I don’t know who all else decided to give … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

Not a Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, or Glorious rosarian mystery. Just one of life’s regular conundrums. A cozy mystery. Who are these kids and why are they calling me “MOM?” It doesn’t seem that long ago I was filling out college applications … Continue reading

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