How We Eclipse

When it’s Eclipse weekend and we live in the path of totality… …and your home parish’s feast day falls on Eclipse day… …you go to an Eclipse party where you introduce your kids to a teeter totter (the real kind)… …and tug of war… (they lost, if you didn’t catch that)… …and Mom gives herself…

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The Everyday Environmentalist

With Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement yesterday, those of us who are passionate about care of the earth are, if not surprised, still frustrated. What we are not is powerless. If the data in this chart, or this one is accurate (and as I’ve been hearing variations on this theme a…

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Why was I excited for the papal encyclical? The challenge of Laudato Si (Reblog)

I’ve been following blogger Margaret Felice for quite some time, and when I read the following post late last week, I felt as if it was written just for me. I admit I have not had time to dig into Laudato Si yet, but I officially downloaded it onto my computer for an upcoming road trip. In…

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Where Have The Fireflies Gone?

I miss fireflies. When I was little, the fireflies were everywhere. I remember trekking through the tall grass north of the house to the pond with my cousin and catching one to bring back and put in a jar, where we watched it all night. Apparently as a child I wasn’t as creeped out by…

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