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Accepting lifeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When my grandmother died suddenly a week ago, no one was exactly surprised. She was, after all, 102 years old, and more than ready to leave her long and full life behind. But I suspect that even if she ...

The Big Game Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm not sure there were many people at the 6 p.m. Mass on Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I think I can say without too much reservation that the congregation was most assuredly smaller than usual. Hopefully, ...

#WomensMarchDoesntSpeakForMeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm pretty comfortable with protests, marches, and even civil disobedience. To me, those things are among the hallmarks of a vibrant citizenry, one that is actively engaged in public policy and affairs. ...

What it hinges on Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Our kitchen cabinets are really beautiful. I can say that with no risk of arrogance because we didn't put them in. They were here when we bought our house in November 2000. The previous owners told us ...

Christmas changesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's the week before Christmas, and all through our home Is the silence that comes when your kids are all grown. The hustle and bustle of previous years Has almost completely -- poof! -- disappeared. I ...

Always new Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's never easy to begin something new, and I'm not even talking about the more substantial things in life. Let's face it, even the buttons on a new dishwasher or microwave or coffee machine can throw ...

Advent againJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Time flies whether you're having fun or not. And winter seems to come earlier every year. Thanksgiving is already here and Christmas will be sooner than we expect. I'm not sure why it feels as if the ...

Seven election lessons for the Church Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Too many people forgot about too many people for too long a time. That pretty much sums up why this election went the way it did. But whether you are raising a glass, drowning your sorrows, or shaking ...