Educator’s Examen

Another one of my hats is as an educator. I was sitting in my office last Friday after the halls were finally quiet, and I thought a lot about how I had shown up or not shown up for students or fellow colleagues during the week. I asked myself some questions, and I thought those […]

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Growing Pains

“Mom, my legs hurt,” my oldest son complained one morning as he laid in bed. Though I considered that he was just trying to stall (yet again) the process of getting up and getting dressed, I also felt that leg pain sounded familiar. Most likely, he was suffering from the pain of growing rapidly, something […]

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The Examen

Tonight I returned home after a retreat away from my family for a few days. As I picked up my boys from school, I tried my best to put my full attention on each of them. It was easy because I had missed them. But after many traditional work days, my attention can be fragmented. […]

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Why I write

When I was a senior in high school, I took a creative writing course. All semester, I crafted stories on paper and turned them in and then waited with trepidation for my grade. As each one came back with comments and suggestions and quite a bit of the infamous “red marks,”  I was repeatedly heartbroken […]

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Reconciliation

In June of 2018, I was given the opportunity to attend a conference for the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus on Reconciliation. There were many fruits of this experience for me. Read about them in the Province Spring 2019 Magazine Direct link to article found here “Reconciliation looks like a diverse […]

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Pencils, 25¢

Early last week, I was picking my son up from school. I grabbed his admittedly way-too-large backpack as he frantically searched every one of his pockets. “What are you doing?” I asked him. He continued to pull the insides out of one after another – from each of his pants pockets to his coat pockets. […]

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