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Collateral damage

By Kerry Temple ’74

Some wounds are obvious. Others are hidden to the eye. But invisible scars — the ones lurking in the human psyche — can be just as crippling, similarly painful, and possibly much tougher to repair.

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Believing: The Feast of Saint Francis

By Michael Garvey '74

An exaltation of larks whirled and sang above the hut where he lay dying nearly a millennium ago. That’s only one of the countless stories told of Saint Francis of Assisi, whose October 4 feast will be celebrated here at Notre Dame.

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Reluctant Domer: Lincoln and God

By Peter Graham '84

Last summer, my 6-year-old son Lincoln and I gazed up at a giant oak tree in our yard in Indiana. “Who invented man?” Lincoln suddenly asked me. “What?” I said, trying to stall a few seconds for time.

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The Playroom: The beer equation

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

I have kids and they knock over everything, including my beer. There seems to be some direct proportional relationship to the amount I spend on a beer and how fast it ends up in my shoe. Beer at the ball park, two sips and yup, I’ve got soggy socks.

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How to prevent war and be secure

By Sebastian Rosato

The United States recently wound down a protracted war in Iraq and is currently fighting one in Afghanistan. What policy should Washington adopt with respect to a turbulent Middle East and a rising China? What policy can the United States pursue that will keep it safe while minimizing the chances of war?

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The Playroom: Stroller miles

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

My daughter and I took a walk to the park today. An ordinary day and ordinary walk, except that today is the last day of our summer vacation. Her hair bleached by the sun and chlorine from the pool, days at the lake and afternoons at the park.

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Believing: Inflammatory forgiveness

By Michael Garvey '74

In addition to its being the 10th anniversary of that terrible day, this September 11th is, according to the Catholic liturgical calendar, the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Mass readings for the day are from the Book of Sirach (“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. . . . If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath, who will forgive his sins?”).

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Far Afield: My wild ND guesses

By Jason Kelly '95

Apparently some “scientist” has “proven” that predictions, no matter how informed the prognosticators, are no better than wild guesses. So I guess that makes me the equivalent of an expert. Remember that as you read my wild guesses about how the 2011 Notre Dame football season will unfold.

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Thumb Drive

By Andrew Santella

I never worried much about the hazards of the Information Age until my 9-year-old son started beating me at video games.

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Echoes: 40291

By Brian Doyle ’78

It matters somehow that our clean laundry came back from the laundry building wrapped in crackling brown paper and bound meticulously with string; and it matters that each boy (for only boys had their wash done by the University in those hoary days three decades ago) had a laundry number, five digits, printed on clean white cloth.

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Believing: Keeping good company

By Michael Garvey '74

Ongoing scandals in the Catholic Church, along with noises recently being made by several presidential candidates and their supporters, bring to mind George Orwell’s grumpy observation that “as with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.”

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Networthy ND 17

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Nice men apparently do finish last, at least when it comes to salaries. Faculty commentary in this edition of Networthy ND runs the gamut from a study of why it may pay to be a jerk to why Republican presidential candidates should be leery of the Tea Party.

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Unbalanced: Plastic garden

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

The gardener down the street has switched plants this year. Instead of wooden flowers stuck in the stone-covered border along the front of the house, she’s now displaying plastic ones.

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