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What's That, Fr. Matt?

Following His Heart

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A nationally-known racing boat maker named George Pocock is described in The Boys in the Boat.   Back in the 1920’s, George had always used a certain type of imported mahogany wood for his racing shell frames.  Although his handcrafted wooden boats were in great demand...

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What to Wear

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With the weather changing for the better, it’s become a delightful challenge to figure out what to wear before an early morning run. I wonder, “Is it still cold enough to wear tights or will running shorts be OK?  Do I need a jacket or just a long-sleeve running shirt? ...

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The Barking Dog

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Taking our around-the-block, mid-day walk, my puppy Ella and I often get an earful from a certain dog at the end of the block, who barks incessantly from her bay window as we dare to use the sidewalk outside her home. With the weather getting warming, this charming dog was outside this week...

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The Right Direction

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The platform was in the middle.  I could get on either the uptown or the downtown train from where I was standing.   And I needed to go downtown. Barring construction or an accident, I knew the downtown train would eventually get there.  And so I waited.  Three...

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Getting Water

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Along my regular weekday running route are these water fountains.  Sprinkled throughout Central Park along the path, you can enjoy NYC’s fresh tap water. They even have a spigot for your dog too! Over the years, I’ve learned (the hard way) that sometime, during the late fall...

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