Author: admin

Thankstaking

Elsie has prepared a Thanksgiving meal for a dozen ungrateful family members for years.  It’s her tradition.  She begins Thanksgiving Eve, preparing green bean casseroles, chopping vegetables, baking pies, and continues all the next day ensuring that everyone has enough food in their bellies to nap in the afternoon as she washes a pyramid of […]

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saint ignatius j. reilly

To us, sainthood is achieved when a life is lived differently.  We’re drawn to the saint and know we’re learning something, but we’re never sure exactly what it is.  Our saints inspire.  They make us laugh and think at the same time.  None of our saints would imagine being collected in a book of saints. […]

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ugly cousin flag

uglY cOUsin doesn’t listen to the prevailing wisdom that a website has to be “about something.” We live in a category called “doesn’t fit.” Even so, the more we think about what we are and what we aren’t, our interests and our disinterests, we do find meaning to the term we’ve chosen to represent our inability to fit in (on the Internet, within contemporary society, when normal conversations are taking place around us–anywhere). The term uglY cOUsin has room to grow as others of you adopt it and add to its definition. We welcome any additions. Ugliness is a coat of many stripes.

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