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Renato Bialetti, who brought the stove-top Moka coffee maker to the masses, died on Feb. 11.
For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.
"Every time I open jewelry box it brings both a smile to my face and a tear to my eye," she said. Coor crafts all her beads
The season of Lent is not first about fasting or self-denial; it's about serious participation -- here and now -- in God's divine forgiveness with all his people, from the heart: God's pardon of us and our pardon of others. It doesn't change God, it changes us. It changes our hearts.
I appreciated the dirtiness of our Ash Wednesday retreat, and by dirtiness I mean the reminder that the soil, the ground, and the earth that is the very foundation of our bodily existence is something that we must not lose touch with.
My father's voice was like an instrument and I loved it, loved listening to it, especially in the shower when he would catch just the right echo, just the right timbre, the acoustics so perfect that it sounded like he was singing a duet or was on stage in a 1940s nightclub.
Indeed, the problem has become so widespread that just this month a new law signed by President Obama will allow the Transportation
Yes, there is a need for introspection and repenting - I don't want to minimize that. But my tradition also promises a Love that will hold us all forever, in life and in death.
A Brooklyn woman who thought the ashes of her beloved grandmother were lost forever when a thief stole the makeshift urn