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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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All the news that’s fit to print

All the news that’s fit to print

| Christina Capecchi | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

“…there is another definition for Christians: the good news.”

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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The ones who weave: How to repair our social fabric

The ones who weave: How to repair our social fabric

| Christina Capecchi | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When David Brooks travels the country, he seeks out the good news. The bad news is all too easy to find.

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

| Christina Capecchi | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw.

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It’s OK to start 2019 with you

It’s OK to start 2019 with you

| Christina Capecchi | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. So splurge on that full-price gift-to-yourself. Book the massage. Binge on the new season.

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