Tag Archives: Reasons to be Cheerful

  1. In Thurgoona

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    December 26, 2018 by lucieromarin

    Thurgoona means ‘darting bird’ and if, rather than drawling it, you exclaim it suddenly – something like ‘TH’GUNA! – it …
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  2. A Dowry for the Wonderworker

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    December 6, 2018 by lucieromarin

    If I ever attempt the making of a Catholic set of Oracle cards (!?), the deck will certainly feature St …
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  3. In Praise of Leaf Tea

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    October 21, 2018 by lucieromarin

    One of my life’s blessings has been my collection of grandparents, who have been, for me, a community of good …
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  4. The Village Fair

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    September 16, 2018 by lucieromarin

    Today, between the world’s best coffee and one of my local churches, I found our village fair. My suburb is …
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  5. We are the Culture

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    August 1, 2018 by lucieromarin

    Those who have never been seriously hurt by their religious communities will think of apostasy in terms of truth and …
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  6. On Turning Forty

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    July 18, 2018 by lucieromarin

    Single women raised in conservative communities dread their fortieth birthdays. (I don’t know if the same is true for men; …
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  7. She Gathers the Herbs for Battle

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    July 7, 2018 by lucieromarin

    I have arisen from the bronchitis-that-would-not-die to find that we’re just over a month off the Feast of the Assumption. …
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