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Columnists Honor Maureen Dowd of the New York Times

(Photo of  Maureen Dowd and NSNC president Lisa Smith Molinari at awards dinner) On Saturday, June 10, 2017 Maureen Dowd of the New York Times received the 2017 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  The event was part of the NSNC’s annual conference held at the Manchester Radisson in […]

United Airlines Abuse: The letter of the law

Jesus considered the spirit of the law to be above its literal meaning. In his time, ancient law decreed no work whatsoever could be on the Sabbath. The spirit of the law was to set aside a day for rest and worship.  Yet, opponents felt the letter of the law was violated when Jesus healed […]

Suzette enroute to Vietnam: 12 hour stopover in Hong Kong

[Photo: The Cathay Pacific Airlines Lounge at Hong Kong airport] Feb. 1-2, 2017:  I’ve just spent hours binging on movies and eating when I’m not even hungry.  Familiar home behavior except that I’m en route with David to Vietnam and Cambodia.  Are we desperate to escape a Boston winter or what? At the Logan Airport, […]

A Dog’s Purpose: They Save Us

We choose our dogs, sometimes through rescue, but in the end, our dogs save us.  This concept is brought to life in the new movie, A Dog’s Purpose, based on The New York Times bestseller by W. Bruce Cameron.  A romp through reincarnation shows how Bailey, a Golden Retriever, starts off as a beloved pet. […]

The Value of Doubt: why unanswered questions, not unquestioned answers, build faith

Doubt.  It’s a key ingredient to faith.  If you don’t question, you don’t care.  A new book helped me to examine what I believe and why.  The Value of Doubt: why unanswered questions, not unquestioned answers, build faith, is written by Bill Tammeus, a veteran journalist and award-winning religion writer. (Skylight Paths Publishing, September 2016, […]