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Today is the Day of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day, which marks the day the magi came to visit baby Jesus. I like to joke that the Day of Epiphany is the day the magi opened their credit card statement and realized just how much the gold, frankincense and myrrh had really cost […]

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the secret to 2016

I’m writing this post in O’Hare International Airport this morning.  I was supposed to land in Minneapolis last night, but the flight from ORD to MSP was cancelled due to a crew issue. I was told to call the airline’s 1-800 number to rebook, which I did, and after 35 minutes on the phone with […]

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the thing about snowflakes

I have an oncology appointment today.  I go in every six months for a check-up and an injection of medicine that (hopefully) will prevent a breast cancer recurrence. Every time I visit my oncologist, I have really mixed feelings.  Part of me is grateful that, 9 years after my cancer diagnosis, I’m still here.  I’m also […]


what keeps us stuck

For the past few weeks I’ve been spending at least an hour a day praying and meditating, trying to understand more about God and about myself.  One of the things I’ve realized is that I have patterns of thinking and behaving that keep me stuck and, if I let them take over, make me really […]