With Eyes of Faith

By Deacon John De Gano

 I have a love/hate relationship with my electronic fitness tracker. I balk at the idea that some machine is going to dictate how many steps I need to take each day or tell me I should feel affirmed when it provides me with a three-second flashing light display if (and when) I reach that goal.

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By Deacon John De Gano

 I have a personal fondness for libraries, having grown up spending hours in the children’s section of the local Carnegie Library in my area. Our library was two stories, the upper floor for adults and the lower (or basement) the “home away from home” for children. Dimly-lit, cramped, overstocked and with a musty air, it was a magical place that housed adventure and fantasy within its book leaves and built-in bookcases. Libraries inspire. And educate.

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By Deacon John De Gano

 As I was taking a break from writing this column, I noticed while walking that the grass between the street and the sidewalk was covered with little brown plugs of approximately two inches in length lying all around.

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By Deacon John De Gano

 I have one of those electronic devices that records the number of steps you take in a day and buzzes approvingly when you reach the goal you have set for yourself.

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