Category Archives: Slightly Comforting

  1. Seven Things I Did Not Expect

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    October 6, 2013 by lucieromarin

    1. That the lift would break down. So, you know how sometimes you approach a situation with dread, and you …
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  2. How Shall We Survive the Winter?

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    September 1, 2013 by lucieromarin

    First day of spring! So, I’ve been thinking about the winter, especially as it appears in two books I read …
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  3. A Handful of Buttons

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    August 30, 2013 by lucieromarin

    My grandmother used to keep a jar of miscellaneous buttons; sometimes, I’d tip some of them onto the table and …
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  4. The Continuum

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    July 13, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I mentioned that I’ve been reading John Saward’s “Sweet and Blessed Country: the Christian Hope for Heaven.” If your idea …
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  5. In Praise of Phlegmatics

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    June 25, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I suppose this post should have been entitled, ‘In Praise of Phlegmatics of Good Character.’ Why? Because – if I …
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  6. Anniversaries

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    June 10, 2013 by lucieromarin

    The best column I ever read on the single life (this was in the days before the internet, and, therefore, …
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  7. The Challenge: Reason Six

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    April 6, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Recap: The challenge was to find ten reasons for being grateful for ending up as roadkill. I seem to recall …
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  8. The Challenge: Reasons Four and Five

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    February 22, 2013 by lucieromarin

    A break from bullying! So – I’ve set myself the challenge of coming up with ten reasons to be grateful …
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  9. The Challenge: The First Three Reasons

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    February 5, 2013 by lucieromarin

    So, the challenge was, in summary: after several decades of intense investment in one or more Catholic subcultures that might …
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  10. A Challenge!

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    February 1, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I remember reading ‘The Courage to be Chaste’ many years ago, and being less-than-enthused by the suggestions it offered for …
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