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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

These Stone Walls’ Latest Loose Ends and Dangling Participles By Fr. Gordon J. MacRae


What do Independence Day, Les Miserables, Robert Frost, and missing socks all have in common?  You will find them all in one place nowhere else but in "These Stone Walls' Latest Loose Ends and Dangling Participles."


 
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In the United States, we’re in the middle of a peak vacation week. As I write this, we’re also in the middle of this summer’s first real heat wave with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees (Fahrenheit) and high humidity. My barred prison cell window faces west, so for much of the day into early evening my concrete and steel abode is assaulted by the relentless sun. Blocking the cell windows is not permitted so there is little we can do to escape the heat. This cell has only two electrical outlets and multi-plug extension cords are forbidden. To type this post I have to unplug my fan, and it’s just stifling in here. Like a tomb.

 
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