Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s been a while since I posted. So much has happened in my life over the past several months that it’s been hard to find the time to sit down and write something… but I can’t let this occasion pass by!  I have too much for which to be thankful!

First I want to thank God for being continuously near me and guiding me, hearing and answering my prayers with amazing generosity and, often, with unusual clarity.  I guess that’s always been the case, but it has been particularly noticeable over the past year.  The path on which He is leading me is marvelous, albeit sometimes disconcerting!

Next, I want to thank my family – especially my parents – for being there for me always and supporting me unfailingly.  My life has not been boring; since my adolescence, I have been on a journey, both literally and figuratively, that has included more than a fair share of the unexpected.  Just when it looked like things were slowing down in the early 2000’s,  my world got turned upside down in 2009 (it’s a long story).  The past four years have been something like an amusement park ride – occasionally scary, often beautiful, with moments of tranquility alternating with bumpy stretches and abrupt twists and turns. But like on an amusement park ride, I have never felt truly in danger or alone.  My family have always been there for me. I cannot thank them enough.

The journey of life is taking me to beautiful places. I took this photo on a highway near Monterrey, Mexico.

The journey of life is taking me to beautiful places. I took this photo on a highway near Monterrey, Mexico.

Much the same can be said of the many friends and acquaintances I have made along the way.  I have always been welcomed and helped wherever I have been.  I truly wish I could spend more time and stay in more constant contact with all these wonderful people.  Thank you, everyone whom I have had the privilege of counting as friends, colleagues, and “family” in the extended sense of the word!  Special thanks are also due to my spiritual directors, confessors, and to others who have given me guidance, counsel, etc., over the past few years.  You are, all of you, amazing people.

Also, special thanks to those who are helping me get established in my new home in Monterrey, Mexico – part of the latest, perhaps most unexpected, and truly wonderful twist in the plot of my life!

Thanks again to you all.  May God reward you for your love, generosity, and goodness. You have my love and my prayers.

Sunset in Acapulco

Sunset in Acapulco in early November

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World Origami Days, day 7: Hurray for the Red Sox!


Origami red socks designed and folded by me (one square each), in celebration of our World Series champions!!! The sock design is a no brainer, really. The challenge would be to make both socks out of one sheet of paper… maybe next time!

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World Origami Days, day 6: Origami Jack O’Lanterns


Designed and folded by me, although both designs (yes, there are two, with slightly different results in the details) are so simple someone else may have documented them first!

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World Origami Days, Day 5: Horned Mask


Designed and folded by me. Halloween is just around the corner!

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World Origami Days, day 4: Dollar Bull

Designed and folded by me.


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World Origami Days: Day 3 – Dollar bill Scottish Terrier

Designed and folded by me


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World Origami Days – day 2: Dollar bill Teddy bear

Designed and folded by me.

Happy World Origami Days!

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