Tag Archives: St. Francis of Assisi

Bobby…Los Angeles, California June 6, 1968

 Today is 49 years since Bobby Kennedy left us, courtesy of an assassin’s bullet, and coincidently, the 73rd Anniversary of D-Day. I happen to be a big RFK fan, even having his picture framed on my window sill. One could … Continue reading

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Kindness Confuses People

Why is kindness often perceived as a weakness, a question that comes up time and time again. There seems to be a threat attached to it, like some kind of lethal weapon making its opponents twitch with decided discomfort. I … Continue reading

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Clutter…A Clean Word

Since I’ve moved into my new place, I’ve been criticized for my neatness. Sounds odd, right? The first person to question it, came with gifts and good cheer saying, “You need to come to my house next time.”  She lives … Continue reading

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Humility In Flight

I’m walking up East 79th Street on my way home, when I see an elderly man with a cane standing in the entranceway of his building with both his shoes untied. Without hesitation, I walk up to him and say, … Continue reading

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Knowing Bess

I have a new acquaintance in my life named Bess who collects cans and bottles early in the morning.  She has quite an enterprise by the time I see her at 6…two full shopping carts rivaling her height. One can’t … Continue reading

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East Meets West

Coming back on a crowded train, I watched a very homespun looking older gentleman, definitely a tourist, accidentally hit a Hispanic kid in the face with his elbow. OOPS If I had to guess, I’d say he hailed from Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Receiving Is In The Giving

So I hear we have a new Pope. Don’t panic, this isn’t about him, but the name he chose which was Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi who happens to be my favorite saint. He’s the patron saint for the … Continue reading

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Depth of Feeling

I was awed and delighted at some of the comments inspired from yesterday’s post (Geisha For Hire). My selfless viewpoint seemed to have hit quite a few nerves. I feel compelled to say a little more on the subject since … Continue reading

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Bird Woman of Madison Avenue

When the handyman recently put in my new air-conditioner he removed the window screen forgetting to replace it. So now when I open the window I don’t have one, something I need to correct NOW! Why? This morning, while a … Continue reading

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9/11/2001 Solemnity Interrupted

     We must never forget…. I live right near the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, and on the night of September 11th I went there to see if there was anything I could do: answer phones, comfort someone, that sort … Continue reading

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