Tag Archives: spiritual practices

Hello, World!

Six months ago I wrote a post about losing my faith in God.  That post took me seven years to be able to write.  And although I had intended on it being just part of my reentry into blogging I found … Continue reading

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The Habit of Lent

Growing up in a moderately observant Catholic home meant that every spring brought around a new observance of a very old tradition, the period of fasting and general abstention of Lent in spiritual preparation for Easter.  This usually involved a … Continue reading

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Cayuga’s Solitude

In the summer boats are infrequent, in winter they are thoroughly absent.  The far shore is a long two miles away, though, in the brilliant but short January light, it looks much closer.  Sometimes the curtain of snow comes down … Continue reading

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This is Not a Food Blog

I do however, really like cooking and baking.  I also find a lot of inspiration and pleasure reading food blogs.  Smitten Kitchen is my current obsession.  Smitten’s author, Deb Perelman, is a fantastic food photographer in addition to her witty writing … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Occult? Does it Matter to Catholics?

I am currently listening to Women of Grace on EWTN.  In this episode they are discussing the practice of yoga and how that impacts Catholics.  Their suggestion is that because yoga originated in the spiritual practices of another religion it cannot … Continue reading

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Watch Vultures to See Eagles

I live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, a place filthy with bird refuges and sanctuaries.  It’s an easy place to start birdwatching; big, impressive birds like Herons and Red-Tailed hawks are commonplace.  It only takes seeing … Continue reading

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Dangerous Wonder

I don’t want this blog to suggest that I don’t believe there is any good to the American Evangelical(ish) Church.  I have serious problems with it, it’s true, but I also am glad that I was a part of it … Continue reading

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Magic – Part 2

As a child I had delusions of self-sufficiency.  I could build a home or weaves my clothes from blades of grass, set up imaginary stores of goods for an imaginary winter, or repurpose the everyday items of home into survival … Continue reading

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Magic – Part 1

I’m like Popeye.  I am what I am.  I suppose that also makes me like God, the I am.  I can’t change my beliefs or my broken symbology.  I can’t change my past.  I can move forward.  In fact, I … Continue reading

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Fall in the Finger Lakes is Bittersweet

Here in the Finger Lakes it is clear that fall has arrived.  Summer hasn’t quite moved on yet, the sunshine is still hot and the zucchini and tomatoes producing wildly.  But it’s dropping into the low fifties at night and … Continue reading

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