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Lead Me, Guide Me Reviewed

Thanks to the Heights Observer and my friend Robin Koslen for this review. http://www.heightsobserver.org/read/2020/07/30/ewing-describes-an-exemplary-life-in-new-book

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We Shall Overcome

I’ve just finished reading a great book by a great American writer many people have probably never heard of. Robert Caro has devoted his life to writing two massive works: The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New … Continue reading

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Launch Party

You’re invited to a virtual launch party for Lead Me, Guide Me: The Life and Example of Father Dan Begin tonight, Tuesday, June 23, at 7:00 pm. Log on to the website of Macs Backs-Books on Coventry to find the … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Book

This title is not as condescending as it might sound, because I find myself explaining to people every day how to acquire a copy of Lead Me, Guide Me: The Life and Example of Father Dan Begin. My answer to … Continue reading

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Loving Bunches

Anyone who knew Father Dan Begin knows why I bought this bottle of wine. I buy wine infrequently, and this bottle cost more money than I usually spend, but I couldn’t pass it up. Father Dan’s habitual closing line to … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

Forty-something years ago, I bought a pair of pastel green pillowcases stamped with a pattern of leaves and flowers. It was the crafty 1970’s, when we were all doing macramé and making baskets out of bread dough and tie dying … Continue reading

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Giving up Control

Turns out Lead Me, Guide Me: The Life and Example of Father Dan Begin will probably appear ahead of schedule. In the next few weeks, in fact. Because there’s no chance for a launch party or public readings in the near future … Continue reading

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Another Last Mass

I chose a chair in the back row. When Mildred and Elaine arrived and sat nearby, they told me, “We’re from the neighborhood.” That was significant, because most of the people gathered in Father Jim and Sister Maggie’s spartan living … Continue reading

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Scattered Seed

I’m trying to write about the experience we called Scattered Seed, after the diocese closed our parishes St. Cecilia and Epiphany, along with so many others. This prelude to our last Mass, on August 7, 2016, is sustaining. It’s all … Continue reading

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Because He Lives

I have some tapes from Masses at St. Cecilia’s, my old church. Tonight I felt like hearing a random sermon from Father Dan. I guess you can’t say picking out an Easter Mass qualifies as random, exactly, but let’s say the … Continue reading

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