Remembering Mubarak: Hopes Dashed

Egypt had such high hopes when Vice President Hosni Mubarak took over as president of Egypt in 1981. I interviewed him in 1982 and can remember the optimism. Mubarak was catapulted into the office after Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Islamic extremists in 1981. Sadat had been the one who, following a...

Honoring the Flag

I love to fly the U.S. flag as a way of showing honor to this country that I love. I am in the habit of flying the flag every day and it reminds me of the many blessings and freedoms I enjoy living in this nation. Sometimes the wind will whip the flag up on the roof, but it is a simple matter to pull it...

The Witness of Love: Of Gods and Men

We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, who will be contributing to our blog. This is her first post.  Not long after midnight on March 27, 1996, seven Trappist monks were kidnapped from the monastery of Our Lady of Atlas in Tibhirine, Algeria. After two months in captivity, they...

Of Mud and Other Signs of Spring

This is NOT a sign of spring. Here in New England, the birds are starting to sing again outside. That means spring is approaching. Slowly, steadily—it will bump around in the shadows for at least a few more weeks, teasing us with 40 degree temperatures that drop down to 20 in the evening and come wrapped...

Dogs in My Circle of Love

As a never-married person, I usually feel lonely around St. Valentine’s Day. That’s particularly true right now since I no longer have a dog.  Dogs prove God’s unconditional love. And over the years six dogs taught me this.  Family Dogs The first dog I ever knew was my grandparents’ dog, Whiskers,...

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