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Melanie Bettinelli

in the office

My new office is cold, my hands are icy, but it has a great view. One wall is all windows, looking out onto a snow-filled courtyard. I am up on the third floor of the library, outside my open door students come and go looking for books or a quiet...

tree’s live journal

good entry yesterday on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
I don’t really know what to say about it, she really speaks for herself much more eloquently than I can.

The Selfish Giant

This was one of my favorite stories when I was little. It still makes me cry.

link

good article from World magazine… conecting the tsunami to the book of Job….
 

snow days

It’s snowing again. Blah! or do I mean “Bah!”? Beautiful, of course, but I’m going crazy. As if the 38 inches we got in this weekend’s blizzard were not enough! I haven’t had class yet this week. Only one meeting...

quote for the day

In the absence of touching and being touched, people of all ages can sicken and grow touch-starved. -Diane Ackerman

walking through Salem on a snowy evening

No Bible study last night. We had decided to switch location from Peabody because Pete and Evy, who now have their hands full with new baby Josh, can’t host any longer. I showed up a few minutes late, Dom and Dave were chatting in the kitchen...

In Other Words…

I woke up yesterday morning to an interesting story on NPR.

Sounds like a good book, think I might have to get me a copy.

New blog

What a wonderful boyfriend I have to design this beautiful site for me!

daily mass

Finally got back to daily mass this morning. What a blessing it is! I am so lucky to have a job that allows me to go. And this semester no morning classes at all, so I can go every day! I’ve really missed it the past month. (Though I suppose...

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