Tag Archives: Father Elijah

Opening Paragraphs

“You awake from a dream. The dream dissolves in the frosted breath of your mouth. From where you lie on the bed’s metal springs, you can see a window permitting light to enter the room. You see rooftops of a … Continue reading

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On Deck

One of my favorite authors is Michael D. O’Brien.  As I review my bookshelf, I have thirteen of his books, which I believe is close to, if not all his published works. A remarkable storyteller, here is the link to … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Later, The Story Continues

Have you ever held a book in your hands after completing it, and  just knew that you would never forget it? For me, that has happened only a handful of occasions.  I recall however,  a time in January of 1999 … Continue reading

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What Changed?

As a younger man, I would rush to the water as soon as we were unpacked, sometimes even before that.  Hours spent in the sand and surf,  receiving renewing energy from the salt water. Today, after Mass, I cooked breakfast … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraphs

5 October 2097 A week from now I leave this sanctuary–my home, my solitude, my consolation. I have almost completed packing, though I remain haunted by a sense of the unreality of what is about to happen. Even so, without … Continue reading

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