From October 10, 2020 Lots of talk about Covid-19 this week thanks to the unnerving news that the President is dealing with his personal encounter with the pandemic. What I get from all the medical chatter is that there is no cure.
From October 9, 2020 Inside each of us is goodness and badness, positivity and negativity. Inside us we have helpful and healthy instincts and also harmful and unhealthy impulses. In other words, we are each a combination of light and dark.
From October 8, 2020 The two close friends who really know me know how much I dreaded doing the Zoom “lecture” sponsored by the Trappist monastery in South Carolina. I deeply regretted agreeing to do it. I was exhausted and spent all day Monday fretting over it, trying to imagine how I could just sit alone in front of my…
From October 7, 2020 Yesterday, the dermatologist said the biopsy from my nose showed there was no cancer. The condition is known as sebaceous hyperplasia. They gave me new cream for the mildly itchy skin.
From October 6, 2020 On Sunday, the unabated fierce rain kept me inside all day. I had intended to attend the Divine Liturgy at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church but visibility was so low, the rain so hard, I just felt like hunkering down in the apartment.
From October 5, 2020 The rain continued through yesterday. Streets in Ocean Village looked like rivers and parking lots look like lakes.
From October 4, 2020 I arrived in Florida more exhausted than usual. During the three weeks I spent in Haiti, I often found I was pushing myself through each day. The mounting problems, the constant threat of violence, the tumbling economy, our credit card debt worked together to press me down.
From October 3, 2020 On Thursday, Patrick drove Isidore to his new home.
From October 2, 2020 During the first few months at Santa Chiara back in 2015, I came across a staggering list of statistics that dramatically illustrated the depth and width of extreme poverty in Haiti which I shared in monthly reports that morphed into the Journal.
From October 1, 2020 Some months ago, when I truly felt Santa Chiara was not going to survive because of our deep credit card debt, decreased donations in 2020, and the rising prices of virtually everything in Haiti, not to mention the increase in violence, I began exploring the possibility of moving to ten to twenty of our kids to…