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April 2017

Tom Waits - Down There by The Train

The arts

Tom Waits, Photography, and Coffee in Albany

Written on April 17, 2017

On Good Friday, I took a half day to go to service at the Cathedral of All Saints, drink spendid coffee ( I fasted ’til 3pm, which is always a hungry mistake for me, but I was well-intentioned) and see some interesting photography. Let’s talk about each of these things. The Good Friday service was…

The prayer in the garden

Spirituality

Gethsemane – A Poem and Mediation

Written on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow, He will be broken. Tonight, He wonders and cries, “Must this be so Father?” To leave this dusty world, these faces filled with trust, is beyond Him now. “I love them all Father,” as he thinks of each friend and their follies, their frailties dearer to Him than their strengths: stubborn, proud, envious, but…

Spirituality

The Season of Lent

Written on April 12, 2017

Lent is coming to a close and the four holiest days of the Christian year are upon us- Maundy Thursday through Easter. This Lent has been interesting for various reasons. Do you ever want to go deeper in your faith and understanding of your religion?  That’s what happened to me this year and I wondered…

Shmaltz Brewing, Clifton Park NY

Politics

Pints, Planned Parenthood, and Palm Sunday

Written on April 9, 2017

I’m a Christian feminist and I believe bodily autonomy is a prerequisite to living a fulfilling, spiritual  life.  And I also like a good pint. With that in mind, when I was told that Shmaltz Brewing was donating $1 per pint to Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, I knew my husband and I would have to…

Literature

Sonia Sotomayor Comes to Albany

Written on April 7, 2017

On Tuesday night, I, and a packed SEFCU Arena audience at SUNY Albany, heard and saw Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. My Bronx pride and Latina pride were tapped to the fullest.  After all, I too am a (part) Puerto RIcan girl from the Bronx who fiercely loves books and the Yankees.*  She’s a…

Spirituality

What is a life on the path?

Written on April 3, 2017

Living on the path is the way I hold myself accountable. I’ve made choices in my life that I’m proud of and others that I’m not proud of at all. The difference between those is the better choices happened when I followed a moral compass that feels true to myself, and true to my sense…

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