From September 7, 2020 Saturday (9/5) was Teresa Regina Straub’s first Birthday. Jarline was the day shift supervisor so she organized a big party for her.
From September 6, 2020 For the last month, my heart was pained by the reality I did not have the funds to send any kids to an external school. Thanks to protests and coronavirus, our kids have been sequestered with our walls nearly a year.
From September 5, 2020 On Thursday I spent a little time cleaning up the mess on my desk. As I shifted through piles of papers, I uncovered the fives sheets of small, lined yellow paper stapled together. I had written on those pages a series of random thoughts. I did not recall writing the thoughts.
From September 4, 2020 On Wednesday, I began reading a new, highly-praised biography of Dorothy Day. Titled Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century, the book separates the myths from the facts about America’s most radical pacifist, critic of US foreign policy, and Catholic activist. Over the last 20 years I was drawn to Day’s life because of her…
From September 3, 2020 Yesterday, I spent a few hours working with a religious sister in California who is going to submit a grant from her congregation to help fund the Sean O’Flynn Medical Clinic. The sister is asking for $25,000. We would be lucky if we received $10,000.
From September 2, 2020 At the corner of a major intersection on the mainland of Ft. Pierce, there is a store carrying African art, all of it handmade. Outside the store, they always put large, colorful wood carvings.
From September 1, 2020 Before returning to Florida, Dr. Stephanie asked me if I could get her a pediatric medical book when I was in the States as it was not available in Haiti. I said sure. I found the book on Amazon and ordered it.