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The Brood: On Careers, Currency, and Catholic Guilt

In terms of career goals, in the words of Lloyd Dobler (imaginary boyfriend of all sensitive children born between 1976 and 1984), “I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career.  I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed.  You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.”

The Brood: To Give and to Receive (A Reflection on Thanksgiving)

by Holly Mohr Thanksgiving has never been my absolute favorite, but I’ve been working on rehabilitating it. It’s just not quite my style, on lots of levels. Listen, I love the idea of setting aside intentional time for gratitude, for sharing abundance. I even love the idea of celebrating harvest and the cycles of theContinue reading “The Brood: To Give and to Receive (A Reflection on Thanksgiving)”

The Brood: Ramona, Forever

“With red eyes, a swollen face, and a streaming nose, Ramona sat up and glared at her mother. “Love me!” Her voice was fierce with hurt. Shocked at her own words, she buried her face in the pillow. She had no tears left.”

I loved Ramona, but I lacked her courage. To be undone, but to still have the strength to demand love? Couldn’t be me.

Things Keeping Us Going: Hanging with My Sickie Sister Edition

I’m traveling for work to Washington, DC this week. So I’ve had the true joy of spending the weekend with fellow Sick Pilgrim Mary Bishop, and her DELIGHTFUL family, for the weekend. Despite flying out during Tropical Storm Nicole, the trip was completely uneventful, and the weather upon landing in Maryland, has been glorious. WeContinue reading “Things Keeping Us Going: Hanging with My Sickie Sister Edition”


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