Category Archives: Column

March 12, 2019

Learning to dance

By Mary Ellen Shaw Having a sixth grade dance in a strict Catholic school seemed unlikely to happen back in the ’50s. But our principal, Sister Saint Michael, scheduled a…

March 12, 2019

Coping with pain

By Marguerite Jill Dye Why are you here, I beg of my pain. What brought you on? Why have you invaded my life? “What must I do to loosen your…

March 12, 2019

If the shoe fits

By Dom Cioffi In the last year, my son has grown an astonishing amount. This is evident not only in the aches and pains he’s experiencing from rapid growth, but…

Mountain Meditation
March 7, 2019

Healing Part 2–Cuba can wait

By Marguerite Jill Dye The “HEAL” documentary on Netflix, which I wrote about in last week’s Mountain Meditation, and my own pain experience 10-14 years ago and, unfortunately now, have…

Movie Diary
March 6, 2019

Navigating the course

By Dom Cioffi I’ve just returned from a week vacation in the mountains of Colorado. My wife, son and I journeyed to Aspen where we stayed at a beautiful hotel…

The Outside Story
February 28, 2019

Just a random rock

By Dave Mance III Act One opens in a forest on the western slopes of the Taconic Mountains in southwestern Vermont. A man in his 40’s is walking with his…

Looking Back
February 28, 2019

Lost arts

By Mary Ellen Shaw Not only do I qualify as an “oldie” but apparently my favorite hobby is classified by some as a “lost art.” I am told that numerous…