Auschwitz Liberated, January 27, 1945

I have often wondered about the emotions of the Auschwitz liberators.  Joy? Pain? Regrets?  Anger? Or all of the above? My imagination tells me they must have been felt as if they were punched in the gut.  Their silence, and the silence of those saved, must have deafening. Today is the seventy-first anniversary of prisoners being liberated from the horror that was Auschwitz.  Virtual Jerusalem…

The Clock of Life

Yesterday I was in a hurry to get to my next destination but standing in line at our post office I realized my timeframe was not going to work.  I took a deep breath, let out a disgruntled sigh, and started to study the people in line with me.  As the lone post office staff member methodically helped one person at a time I slowly…

The Justina Pelletier case: Frustration on all fronts in struggle over child’s future – Metro – The Boston Globe

March 17 is the next chance for the parents to gain access to their daughter.  Please lend your voices to support their efforts.  As parents we all need to know that the state CANNOT take away our children because they think they know best…the doctor at Tufts is the parents choice of doctors.. Return Christina to CT and her family.  Massachusetts Court and Boston Children’s…

Follow up to Baby Estie

As promised, I am posting an email I rec’d from one of the people who was referenced in the email I rec’d: “Ms. Bannon, I recently became aware you have the story about the triplets from St. Paul’s Children’s Hospital on your blog.  Please be aware that there is much inaccurate information in it.  Please be aware, this should come down off your blog.   I…

Lost something?

Today we celebrate the feast day of a man who for my family is indispensable. In fact, the older my family becomes, the more we need him around. Eyeglasses all of a sudden AWOL from one’s nightstand, coffee cups  no longer where we left them, car keys mysteriously missing from  their hook, an expense check I know I put in the cupboard for safe keeping is no longer there, or…

We Wait, We Trust, We Believe.

We wait, we trust, we believe…those words were the prelude to an Advent Prayer Service for Women which I attended three weeks ago.  At the time, they were a powerful reminder to slow down during the hectic weeks leading up to Christmas.  I thought those six words would prompt me to spend time each day and ponder the mystery of the Nativity. And I felt…