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My wife, Janet, sent me a podcast from the Read-Aloud Revival about Jólabókaflóðið (Jolabokaflod).  Jolabokaflod Distilled: This is an Icelandic tradition. On Christmas Eve you give a new book to someone you care about. Then you curl up with a

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In the Bleak Midwinter — Christmas 2022

Photo: by Janet Small – Nativity Arrangement by Our Grandchildren Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast. On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother

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The Most Christian Person I’ve Ever Met

Originally posted on Teresa of Avila Turns 500:
Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three [She] has now died, full of joy at having found rest, and within her lives Christ. Let us see what her new life is…

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Why Are They Driving Soooooo Slow?

Originally posted on Teresa of Avila Turns 500:
Why are they driving so slow? “They” is probably grammatically incorrect unless we’re talking about more than one vehicle. If it’s only one vehicle, the question is only correct if two or more…

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Reflections on a Great Friend: Paul Kopp

Paul and I went to a number of Twins Games through the years. I never knew what I would enjoy the most: The game itself, as we discussed the intricate details of baseball along with reflections on baseball history –

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