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THE YEAR I JUST FINISHED


So, I’m a little over a month into my Year I Just Finished project and so far, so good…so far.  I’ve made really good progress in some areas of my life:  I am now a regular early riser and a quasi-regular runner; my daily devotions are daily-er, my attendance at the weekly men’s bible study […] Read more...




After college I spent a summer a’ courtin’ near our nation’s capital. My beloved had volunteered to spend her first post-grad year keeping house and waiting on guests at a retreat known simply as The Cedars in Arlington, Virginia. During this time, she lived in community with other young women from around the world in […] Read more...

TAGS: Brief Reflection, Scripture



One thing I’ve never had any trouble finishing is a meal. I am the Supreme Grand Immaculator of the Clean Plate Club. One afternoon, as a young boy in Puerto Rico, I finished three meals in succession after my Abuela, my Tia Evelyn, and my neighbor each offered me a good-bye lunch when I stopped […] Read more...

TAGS: Scripture, Spiritual Life



On New Year’s Eve 2009, I told J. Hanson, the then-future editor of Catholic Phoenix, about my plan to launch a new blog on January 1, 2010. I would cleverly call it The Year I Just Finished and chronicle how I spent 2010 just finishing things I had previously abandoned in various states of completion. Yes, in 2010 I […] Read more...

TAGS: Spiritual Life


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