What Have I Done?

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I seem to be making a shambles of this blog today. Somehow my “International Manhunt” post came out twice, in two different forms, and I don’t know how to fix the page.  Sigh.

And then there’s what I haven’t done! Namely, my Newswithviews column, which should have been written Monday or Tuesday, but wasn’t–for the excellent reason that it completely slipped my mind. So I will have to hustle one up today. Somehow.

Let me provide you with a Chalcedon magazine article while I wrestle with this beast.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

11 responses to “What Have I Done?

  • Linda Sorci

    Lee, I only received one ‘International Manhunt’ post so I don’t know what happened to he other one. You’ll probably be able to tell which one I received when you see my comment. 🙂


  • Linda Sorci

    Also, if you meant to put a Chalcedon link in this post, I don’t see one.


  • Phoebe

    You seem to be having a day like my week. Courage.


    • leeduigon

      So far I just can’t do anything right today. 😦


      • Phoebe

        You’re doing lots of things right. You’ve posted a great hymn for us, you’ve entertained us, you’ve prayed, you’ve been a presence in your home for your wife who loves you — and you’ve probably even managed to walk to and from the bathroom once or twice without any mishaps. 🙂 🙂

        Here’s one of my favorite stories about St. Teresa of Avila: Once, when everything was going wrong for her in what she was trying to do, and even in her physical health, she was complaining to God about it, and He said, “Teresa, this is how I treat my friends.” She responded, “Lord, maybe that’s why you have so few of them.” Saints can get away with that sort of thing. When Mother Teresa of Calcutta was told that her sufferings were kisses from Jesus, she said, “Jesus, stop kissing me so much.” 🙂

        Come to think of it, my maternal grandmother, a devout Orthodox Jew, used to nag God out loud when she was exasperated with the way things were going. Best friends do get to grouse at each other, I guess, knowing that it’s all being done in love. So go ahead and grouse — at least to us, if not to God. We take it as a sign of your love.


  • David Ingram (@debater2016)

    I love the line by Mother Teresa: “Failure is the kiss of Jesus.” At our house we rely on post-it notes to remember things we are suppose to do – works for us.


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