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IrrevocableJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's not over til it's over -- or so they say. Still, I'm pretty sure that if I started a social media campaign to cancel the rest of 2020 and celebrate New Year's Eve right now, I'd find a lot of support. ...

Powerless Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

We spent the last week of October in the cone of yet another approaching storm. Unlike all the previous tempests of the season, hurricane Zeta was predicted to hit us directly -- as a strong tropical ...

A work in progressJaymie Stuart Wolfe

All Saints Day gives me hope. Don't get me wrong. I know that the distance between me and anything that could be called sanctity stretches longer, wider, and deeper than the Grand Canyon -- maybe even ...

Stormy weather Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we moved to New Orleans, we were told that the four seasons here are a little different from what we'd been used to. Instead of spring, summer, fall, and winter, it's Mardi Gras, crawfish, hurricane, ...

Heaven helps usJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's mind boggling to realize that all the socio-economic shutdowns, educational disruption, and public health crisis of the past six months are the result of one microscopic coronavirus spreading unseen ...

How would Jesus vote? Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Now that Labor Day is behind us, campaign season is in full swing. And in what we've learned to expect of all things 2020, everything about this year's elections is even more intense than usual. I have ...

Not just historyJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I have a theory. If you aren't old enough to remember something -- and you don't know someone who is -- you usually end up mentally tossing it into the wide and deep pile of events we call history. And ...

Bumps in the road Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Life has its moments, and sometimes they stretch into weeks and months, even years, and well beyond what we know we can handle. Every once in a while, we hit a string of big troubles -- one after another. ...