Reflecting on Easter – its coming and going

No one was more surprised than me, except, perhaps, my brother, that I attended church three days in a row. Not just any three days, mind you. For the Roman Catholic Church, Easter preparation and the actual day is the core essence of the Church itself. Its raison d’être. There has been little time to […]

A little dust never hurt anybody

Today’s DP: “Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?” Frankly, I have to answer “Both.” Cleaning is my way of de-stressing – it brings order out of chaos, I have something to show for my effort (however briefly), and, based […]

Spring, Easter Vigil and the Anticipation of Easter

Following up on yesterday’s post, I did attend Good Friday services last night. It is so different coming back as an adult, both comforting and disconcerting, like having a pebble in your shoe. I had read up to refresh my memory of the reasons, the symbols, the Liturgy, etc., and yet…. the reality is the […]

Good Friday

In years past on this day, there was a noticeable grief palpable in the air, whether at work or walking about the city. It is the same today. People seem more serious, caught up in their thoughts, turning within. This is the day when the Crucifixion is honored and commemorated. The Vigil of Saturday night […]

Mini Boston Creme Donuts

Photo courtesy of crustabakes.wordpress.com Learn from me…. I put two of these little beauties in the microwave for 12 seconds and the smell was divine, the look innocent, the bite – HOT!!!! HOT!!!! Did I say, “HOT!” Oh, my poor tongue, both above and below and to the side. The donut itself was pleasantly warm, […]