Monthly Archives: November 2014


Each year families gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. What are we actually celebrating? In 1621 the Pilgrims and the Native Americans, after surviving a rough winter, had a good harvest and together they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with a harvest … Continue reading

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Prayers are Human – Musings

Poems and prayers look alike. The text nestled against the left margin, and those uneven, seemingly arbitrary line breaks on the right. Prayers and poems even act alike at moments, with the economy of words, the musicality, the occasional acclamation … Continue reading

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“The Sopranos” Talk Mother Cabrini

Mother Cabrini was no prude. She would not have been scandalized by HBO’s acclaimed mafia drama, The Sopranos, even with its compulsive philandering, illegal gambling haunts, prostitution-fueled strip joints, and murderous violence. So when The Sopranos’ first-family mentioned Mother Cabrini … Continue reading

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Reflecting on an Education of the Heart: Cassy Pressimone Beckowski

When asked to describe what the phrase “Education of the Heart” means to her, Cassy Pressimone Beckowski, Coordinator of the Writing Center and the Peer Tutoring Program, said: “ Recognizing that truly everyone has gifts and something to offer, we … Continue reading

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