in ordinary time

Anniversary

Anniversary 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

Today is the anniversary of the first time I cried. I was probably hungry, or in need of a clean diaper. Perhaps it was the bright lights, the shock of…

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To Die For

To Die For 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

Have you ever watched someone you love when you think they’re not looking and think, “Yes, if it would mean your happiness, if it would save your life, I’d die…

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The Flip Side

The Flip Side 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

For a few weeks in 2012, this picture was everywhere:  A New York City police officer offering a pair of boots to a homeless man.  When I saw this photo,…

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Right Thing, Wrong Reason

Right Thing, Wrong Reason 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

I’ve been a writer most of my life. When I was in elementary school, I wrote in a little red diary with a gold lock and key, then graduated to…

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In God We Trust

In God We Trust 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

I spent this morning in a room full of pain. It is not a space designed for comfort, physical or otherwise. The wooden benches are hard and the heat is…

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