Inspire. October.


There are so many things happening in the last 24-48 hours and I’d love to write about them and share them here, but putting them all in one post feels as though it would diminish each of them and not give them the attention and love that they deserve.

I decided to give a little piece of each, a tease if you will, and then write more in depth with the feelings that are rising within me.

1. Saturday was the one year anniversary of my priest’s death. He is missed by so many. Our parish dedicated a garden to him on the year anniversarym and it was a beautiful event. A few things about the photo below: it lies in the garden behind a statue of Mary, he scattered kindness and grace for us to follow, and that rock on the stone reminds me of our Jewish tradition of leaving a rock on a headstone when you visit loved ones at the cemetary.


2. Sunday, as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend and in celebration of the ten year anniversary of her canonization, I attended Mass at the St. Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine (Fonda, NY). It was very moving.

Symbolic of the cross Kateri made when she lived near here. There was something about choosing the small branches and winding the twine that made me feel quite close to her.

3. Yesterday was Mental Health Awareness Day, and this is your reminder to check in with your friends, your family, and yourself. If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, call 988. Reach out. We love you.

Take a minute to breathe; to rest; to be.

4. Today, I just heard about the death of Angela Lansbury, one of my favorite women. Read about her here.

5. Today is also National Coming Out Day. Whenever it’s right for you, today or anyday, when you’re ready and safe. We’re with you.


6. Tonight is the premiere of The Winchesters, a prequel to the long running (15 years) series, Supernatural. Check it out on the CW at 8pm.

7. Tomorrow, my middle child, my second son, turns 18. What a big number, what a great kid. He’s in school, he works, and he’ll be a first time voter.

Penzeys. (c)2022

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accesible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot

On that final note, I’m going to read a book – Anam Cara by John O’Donohue or Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. I won’t know until I open my kindle.

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