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In the Darkness

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March 31, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Another Excerpt from Jacques Fesch

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt)

And where would infinite love pour itself out, if the greatest forgiveness were not extended to the greatest misery? This, I suppose, is what eternal happiness consists in: to see clearly one’s own absolute failure, and to know and enjoy the splendor of God.  (From Cell 18)

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March 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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Celebrating Holy Week

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March 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm

What Homer Said to Marge

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I was quietly contemplating some very heavy thoughts while I was getting ready for bed this evening and halfway listening to an old episode of The Simpsons.  It was an episode where Marge decides to tell the truth in court, thereby causing Homer to lose a million dollar lawsuit against Mr. Burns.  Read the rest of this entry »

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March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

First Draft

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March 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I Just Didn’t Know at the Time

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March 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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Blame

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I have two more sections to go on this annulment application.  I know the purpose of the application, seeking to find fault, but it seems a little repulsive to me that I am laying blame to things and events in my life.  I don’t like to lay blame in this matter.  Call it my independent spirit, but I feel like I should be accountable for the decisions I’ve made in my life and this petition is taking that spirit away.  In reality, it’s not.  I just find myself more defensive about it asking questions regarding my family, my past.  I have to get over it.  I know it’s necessary but it’s not easy.  It’s not just about what my marriage was, it is about who I am and how I came to be the way I am and that is what affected my marriage.

As for life, it goes on.  I have found some new events occurring in my life that are keeping me joyfully preoccupied.  I feel horrible for trying to move on and simultaneously, I feel very ready to let it be.  There are just two legal obligations that my ex and I have to each other and one of them will soon be over come April 15.  The other is taking much longer than anticipated and it’s becoming increasingly more frustrating, since we both just want to get on with our lives.  So, yes, these latest preoccupations are very much welcomed.  And, according to my family and friends, much deserved.

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March 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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