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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Me and Mother Teresa

September 6, 2016, 4:15 pm

One personal connection I have with Mother Teresa is that she was born and raised in Albania before leaving to find her place in the wider world, and I’m married to someone who can say the same. That’s one reason that our wedding program’s only quote-unquote quote was from Teresa. In case you hadn’t heard, the Vatican this week has completed Teresa’s canonization with somewhat more pomp and circumstance than Brazil devoted to the Olympics. I’m all right with that. […]

Happy Division of Labor Day!

September 2, 2016, 10:12 am

On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day. Well, actually, we enjoy a Monday holiday without asking too many questions about its significance. Seemingly half of us mis-call it Memorial Day. On Monday, some of us will attend barbeques, wax nostalgic about the end of summer (which for most American kids already happened a while ago), get our fantasy football teams in order, and, you know, not think too hard about the origins of the holiday. Because at this point, many Americans, […]