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The house that Renee Buettner built

Amid the many influential coaches managing editor Paul McMullen encountered or worked with, Renee Buettner was a favorite.
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The year an ice storm canceled my calculus exam

I was a senior in high school, and I was failing calculus. I had to be. I hadn’t understood a word the teacher had said for months, and I couldn’t recall passing a single quiz.
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God’s Sandbox (bring your own bucket and shovel)

Need peace, need to think, need a great prayer spot? Go to a beach! It doesn’t even have to be summer to benefit from the calm it provides. Bring your own bucket and shovel … God will supply the tranquility.
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Excited about reading, a late Christmas gift, taking down the tree, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our younger son was afraid he wouldn’t find a book he wanted to buy. Then he spotted a book on a display and made a beeline for it.
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Finding Jesus in the hospital

There’s no sign that says, “Jesus,” with an arrow.
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Bidding farewell to Greetings & Readings

You never want to see a business close, but seeing a local, family-owned business shut its doors after many years in the community is especially sad. So I was really sorry when I saw that Greetings & Readings is set to close later this month.
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A photographic year in review

Kevin J. Parks shares some of his favorite visual memories from 2018.
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The year the tree fell

That single tree—a tree I had barely noticed before—was apparently such an obstruction between our homes that our paths had barely crossed. Once it was gone, we saw each other almost every day.
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Longing for a savior: the world, humanity and Otto

As I was preparing my Christmas homily for my parishes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Thurmont and St. Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg, I was praying and reflecting on what to preach about, and a recent memory came to mind. As many of you who have read this blog before know very well (as...
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