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‘Keep that hope machine running strong’

‘Keep that hope machine running strong’

It started with the Italians, whose arias rose from the balconies. They were on lockdown, but their voices rang out down empty moonlit streets. Ballads, the national anthem, improvised ditties over the barking of dogs.

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‘I’m not fine’: the power of an honest answer

‘I’m not fine’: the power of an honest answer

| Christina Capecchi | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Weinert’s Instagram followers have come to expect unfiltered captions to go with her pretty pictures. That’s why she has amassed 7,000 followers, who click on images of her five young children and, in doing so, access her tips on skincare, home decor and liturgical living.

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‘Joyful momentum’ when two or more are gathered

‘Joyful momentum’ when two or more are gathered

| Christina Capecchi | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

There comes a moment when something clicks. At a book club or a Bible study. In a carpool circle or a coffee shop. A connection is made, and a gathering turns into a group, taking on a life of its own.

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What I learned on the wintry pond

What I learned on the wintry pond

| Christina Capecchi | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The snow has begun. It is expected to last 18 hours, piling 9 inches high and crippling weekend plans. The streets are emptying, the collective dash to the grocery store completed.

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The story of our lives

The story of our lives

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m beginning the new year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make.

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Rudolph to the rescue: the triumph of an under-deer

Rudolph to the rescue: the triumph of an under-deer

| Christina Capecchi | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Then, looking out onto the flickering street lights one foggy winter night, came the inspiration: “A nose! A bright red nose that would shine through fog like a floodlight,” Robert May said.

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Grandma remembers: the secret of 90

Grandma remembers: the secret of 90

| Christina Capecchi | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the Twin Cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a narrow passageway, a tunnel back in time.

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Finding the courage to create

Finding the courage to create

| Christina Capecchi | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the student newspaper, poring over buried leads and dangling modifiers.

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Being resourceful: I can read! I can Pray!

Being resourceful: I can read! I can Pray!

| Christina Capecchi | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

“We ate our honey. We ate a lot. Now we have no honey in our honey pot.”

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Searching for silver linings: grace after the storm

Searching for silver linings: grace after the storm

| Christina Capecchi | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Business was good. So good, in fact, that the family company had become one of the largest breweries in New England, producing 300,000 barrels a year and supporting two generations of Geisels in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Living in largo: in praise of a slower pace

Living in largo: in praise of a slower pace

| Christina Capecchi | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.

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How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

| Christina Capecchi | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

We live in an unfortunate era for online criticism. Critics fling insults they would never dare utter face to face. Defendants — typically privileged public figures — bristle with self-righteousness, dubbing their critics “haters,” earning praise for “clapping back” in their own defense.

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