Factober

As a husband, father and public servant, I'm thankful for the counsel and wisdom of my older brothers - Bill, who was a priest, and Kevin, who is a priest.

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The Lord God is my strength. He sustains my spirit.

The Lord God is my strength. He sustains my spirit.
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Yet should there hover in their restless headsOne thought, one grace, one w

Yet should there hover in their restless headsOne thought, one grace, one wonder at the least,Which into words no virtue can digest.
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Most people who idealize strength are ignorant of how it is acquired. Someo

Most people who idealize strength are ignorant of how it is acquired. Someone who is in constant agony does not notice a prick of the finger. Profound suffering sets a higher threshold, allowing one to bear with ease that which would have been burdensome
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Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift.

Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift.
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With words one man can make another blessed, or drive him to despair; by wo

With words one man can make another blessed, or drive him to despair; by words the teacher transfers his knowledge to the pupil; by words the speaker sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth effects and are
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Death, child. It’s beckoning us both, my brother and I.

Death, child. It’s beckoning us both, my brother and I.
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Awards and recognition are not the purpose of life and not the goal of an a

Awards and recognition are not the purpose of life and not the goal of an activist. The heart of an activist usually redonates the money, or uses the accolades as a foot in the door for more activism and awareness. A plack on the wall won’t change the wor
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That’s exactly what I’ll do, I thought to myself. After dinner, I’m going t

That’s exactly what I’ll do, I thought to myself. After dinner, I’m going to ask BigBrother to teach me how to read this map. With Aunt Baba still in Tianjin, there’sobviously nobody looking out for me. I’ll just have to find my own way.
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The knowledge of Evil brings you near to God.

The knowledge of Evil brings you near to God.
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I started as a journalist for magazines in New York City, so it was always

I started as a journalist for magazines in New York City, so it was always storytelling. And moving into movies was a natural transition.
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People and situations always show us what we need to see and learn about ou

People and situations always show us what we need to see and learn about ourselves, and when we take responsibility for our own feelings, how others treat us also changes. Everything in life is there to teach us something about ourselves. Don’t blame othe
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Art is the business of selling fetishes, sacred relics once touched by geni

Art is the business of selling fetishes, sacred relics once touched by genius: what the forger offers the gullible buyer is not art, it is "authenticity
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