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The Verge of Jordan · 8M ago

God, Gays & Guns All Collide in a New Play

St. Mary Magdalene - First Witness to the ResurrectionMy father's observation of Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf was that the viewer squirms in hir seat, feeling as if s/h...
The Verge of Jordan · 9M ago

Say Their Names / Digan Sus Nombres

I woke up to one of those emails you aren't really prepared for in the pre-caffeine haze; the "I'm going to need for you to act like a grown-up today" kind of request that always manages to ...
The Verge of Jordan · 9M ago

I've Learned to Live With a Very Flexibile Definition of 'Okay'

"Are you okay?"I've been asked that a lot in the past 24 hours. I may have a bit of a reputation for emotional fragility, I'm afraid. I've been in a "thin place" for a very long time, and it...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Community Stations of the Cross in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge

GOOD FRIDAY"These fourteen steps that you are about to walk you do not take alone. I am with you. We are truly one. And therefore my way of the Cross two thousand years ago and your own "w...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Fear is Poison, and Someone's Left the Cap Off the Bottle

MAUNDY (HOLY) THURSDAYLittle children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.”  I give...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Plans for SS United States More Questions than Answers

On Thursday, February 4th, the SS United States Conservancy stunned the preservationist community by announcing that the much-ballyhooed plans for the ship were not to redevelop it as a...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Memories from the Hringvegur

In June of 1998, my dad and I went to Iceland, just the two of us. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. We rented a 4WD car and purchased a package from Icelandic Farm Holidays ...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

I Will Not Forget

Nicholas Ferrar - Deacon (1637)[Charles de Foucauld - Hermit & Servant of the Poor (1916)]World AIDS Day“There's a sadness, written on her pretty faceA sadness all her own, from which...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Holocaust Survivor Helen Paktor: "I Wanted to Live."

Twenty Fourth Sunday After PentecostKristallnacht (1938)This was a weekend of broken glass.On Friday, one of my friends made us a wonderful dinner. Roast chicken, haricorts verts sauteed wit...
The Verge of Jordan · 1Y ago

Keeping Persecution in Perspective

Kristallnacht (1938) This morning's groggy scan of the Face-space feed revealed that the annual "Keep-My-Christ-in-Your-Christmas" sanctimony has--like the onslaught of reminders to get out ...