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About doctoraquarius

As long as I can remember I have written - poems, observations, stories. Then graduate school, marriage, raising a family, and work occupied my life 100% of the time, and my writing for pleasure took a back seat. I'm back. Retirement from my professional life as a school psychologist, grown children, and an empty nest have freed me to follow my passion. My wonderful husband of nearly 40 years encourages me and my God sustains me.


I initially posted this in 2018 – Sadly it is still relevant so I will re-post.  Additionally, in light of recent displays of intolerance, I am posting the themes of Catholic Social Teaching as an educational tool. Racism, rude behavior, … Continue reading

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       I am a reader and writer; a ponderer and prayer.  I enjoy thinking about the big questions of life. Lately, I’ve found myself adversely impacted emotionally and psychologically by the horrifying and troubling cancer of hate and violence that seems to … Continue reading

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This morning as I was reading scripture, inspirational devotions and writing in my journal, I ran across a prayer I wanted to share.  It is excerpted from Living Faith, Vol. 32; No. 3, by Phil Fox Rose. THE SET ASIDE … Continue reading

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Recently, some people have elevated Donald Trump to the position of savior, as though he had been personally anointed by God to deliver all who are fearful, feeling insecure, or feeling unheard.  This bothers me.  They argue that God uses … Continue reading

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The Last shall be first; the First shall be last.  This biblical phrase seems to run counter to what average Americans strive for in their lives.  It isn’t what we want to hear and yet over and over counter-cultural phrases … Continue reading

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Lately I’ve read enough doomsday and end-times scenarios to last me a lifetime!  I mean, the fear-mongering and hopelessness in these s0-called prophecies are eating away at the serenity of the mind.  Jesus said to “Be Not Afraid.”  He said that … Continue reading

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Smart phones; television; social media; over-activity; food; alcohol; drugs – anything and everything to distract ourselves from looking within to examine our motives and behaviors.  We judge others, pick out the “log” in our brother ‘s and sister’s eyes, and … Continue reading

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