Many Are Called

Father John, her favorite parish priest and regular confessor, was an obvious choice from whom to request a college recommendation. Church and school  were the heart and soul of her world, augmenting perfectly the love and support she received, unquestioningly, from her family.  Her dependence on and trust in her spiritual teachers, had made a […]

Read More…

Pathfinder

Why can’t she be normal? They expect her to be normal. She tries, she obeys, she behaves But normal isn’t  in the  cards! For awhile, she heels; For  awhile, she straddles the fence; For awhile she shows spurts of normalcy; Until weirdness wins out. They choose her ‘vocation’ Feigning  support, they coax her This way, […]

Read More…

An Engineer’s Journal, June 2, 2001: Fireworks

She had expected this day for months.  After 23 years, she’d almost welcomed it.  She was prepared psychologically, emotionally, and financially, rationalizing that it offered the best of all worlds.  Her family was ready.  She was ready. Yet on that day, there was a part of her that wanted to wish it away, and she promised […]

Read More…