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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Allergic but Hopeful.

Though I perceive myself as an optimistic person I am always shocked about how negative I get when I’m feeling under the weather… and with the advent of spring in Omaha comes the allergy season. Instead of blessing the green and the flowers I find myself cursing the pollen and keeping all the windows closed tight, trying to prevent any small amount of allergen from crossing my path. I’ve substituted my normal “How are you doing?” reponse of “Good!” for “Been worse.” I’m laughing at myself even as I write …

People and Conversation »

[6 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
A twenty-something.

Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. (Mark 10) From Sacred Space, the prayer book of 2011
Do we really want to see? And what do we want to see? Ignatian spirituality to me means aligning ourselves with God’s way of seeing through seeking God in the everyday. The question on the …

Prayer, Discernment, and Practice »

[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Creative Process.

I’m beginning a new work for this spring, a piece of choreography that is currently sitting in one side of my brain. I have the music, my dancers and the rehearsal space, but I can’t seem to imagine past the first 20 seconds. All my good ideas have already been taken, probably because I get most of my good ideas from other dancers and artists. I’m a little bit stuck and great bit nervous to get started because what if it doesn’t come together? Or what if it totally stinks?

Social Justice »

[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

The image of “I thirst” that Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity (MC) have printed beside the crucifix located in Nirmal Hriday, her first home in Kolkata has been imprinted on my brain for a long time. In a brash “I’m 22 and I care!” moment I had the same phrase tattooed on my arm, prompting many interesting discussions.
“Look upon Jesus nailed to the Cross, dying, and listen to his faint voice: ‘I thirst’ (Jn 19:28). Today, Christ repeats his request and relives the torments of his Passion in …