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Watching my journey unfold

Here it is August and I’ve been in the writing cave since June. I always underestimate what writing a book entails. “River” tells of the spiritual journey that brought me to death row, which is about my coming to grips with real Christianity and what...

A writer’s reward

I dug my saxophone out of the closet and cleaned it, got out my Mel Bay “You Can Play the Saxophone” (very) Beginner book, and tried to toot. I haven’t touched it in a year. Have to start over. I remember how I first thought my instrument would be guitar but my...

The current of writing

San Benito Monastery Dayton, WY At last. No more speaking and traveling for awhile. I’m here for the summer to write my book. Haven’t touched it since last summer, so now I get to descend into writing. It ought to encourage me that I have already written and published...

One heck of an interesting experience

For weeks I’ve been writing about all the changes that came to the Catholic Church through Vatican Council II in the ’60s – especially for us nuns, who were itching for the church to join the modern world. In just four short years we went from habited, blindly...

Thinking about a friend

Amazing how much you learn about yourself when you go back and trace how you got to be a cogent, confident self. Early on I realized I couldn’t make it as a celibate nun without a close friend. The first great gift of friendship in my life was Sister...

Sometimes writing is a slog

Writing the book these last few days have been slogging days. Trying to bring the reader into the seismic shifts of consciousness brought to Catholics by Vatican Council II, which means I’m into stacks of books, refreshing my mind on content. Then, the challenge...

Annie, the monastery dog

Annie, the monastery dog, is moping around and is scared to go outside. Dayton, Wyoming has been getting a lot of thunderstorms rolling over the Big Horn Mountain Range right at our back door. It’s the thunder that gets to her, makes her cower inside Sister...

The start of a summer of writing

Arrived at San Benito Monastery yesterday for a summer of writing. Feels good to be off the road a while to hunker down and write my new book, River of Fire. In it I give a step by step account of how I evolved from being a nun sealed off from the (wicked) world, only...

Writing about Nicaragua, and the School of the Americas

Here I am, back in my struggling city of New Orleans after a couple of summer months writing a book on Nicaragua. The working title is Going to Nicaragua. Epigraph: “People don’t give a good damn about Latin America” – Richard M. Nixon. SIxty-five percent of U.S....
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