Review: Penance of the Damned

Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the 27th book in the series, if you include the two short story collections. By this time, Fidelma has gained a reputation for being a sleuth. She has married Eadulf and has a growing son named Alchu. Fidelma has left […]

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Affected by the layoffs?

If you have been affected by the layoffs, let me just say: “That sucks!” and “I feel your pain.” In August 2022, I was unexpected laid off from Collins Aerospace due to corporate restructuring. As a contractor on loan from a contracting agency, it was easier to just cut my position and reassign my documentation […]

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Happy 2023!

Happy New Year to my faithful readers! What does your 2023 look like? We are just 2 days in and it is too early to tell. I echo many who hope this year is better than last year. The last few months of 2022 was rough for all. Some of you might have lost a […]

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The Grinch Inside of Us

The word “Grinch” has pretty much entered our common parlance courtesy of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch is a green, pot belly, pear shaped, furry monster whose “heart was three sizes too small” and head was not screwed on straight. Personality wise, he is cynical, misanthropic, and possibly jealous. After all, […]

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The Meaning of the Incarnation

Every year at Christmas, there are messages on the Incarnation – God becoming flesh and dwelling with us. Usually, the preachers would exposit Luke 1: Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear Christ in her womb. Mary, an ordinary peasant girl from Nazareth, asked the basic question: How can I as virgin accomplish this? […]

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A Reversal in Winters

Until perhaps even as 100 years ago, winter was never the busiest season in the United States and the rest of the Western world. When the economy was primarily agrarian in nature, this was the cycle: springtime = planting; summer = growing and tending; autumn = harvest, and winter = rest. However, “rest” did not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

To all my followers on this blog, Happy Thanksgiving! You might ask: What if I live in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving? Even so, it is still a great time to count all your blessings in our life. You might also ask: This year sucked. There is a war in Ukraine that drove up […]

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