Author Archives: The Episcolic

An Annulment Story

Early in 2016, I applied for an annulment with the Roman Catholic Church. Last month, I received a Decree of Nullity, which says my marriage to Lou “did not create a permanent and sacramental bond and therefore is not an … Continue reading

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Never Alone Again

Today is the day my mother died in 2005. Today it is ten years she’s been gone. Such a strange milestone. How can it be? How can there be things like Facebook and smartphones and Donald Trump running for President, … Continue reading

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Lucky Thirteen

My marriage was officially dissolved three days  before what would have been Lou’s and my thirteenth wedding anniversary, but I didn’t receive the signed paperwork until two days after. August 3 slipped by with both of us thinking we’d made … Continue reading

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The Third Trimester Abortion I Can’t Find Fault With

Yesterday a friend shared on Facebook the heartbreaking Yahoo article “What Kind of Mother is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?” The piece tells of Kate, a mother who learned at 36 weeks pregnant with her second daughter that … Continue reading

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Short sales, symbols, and old things made new

Lou and I closed on the sale of our marital home earlier this month. This is a relief inasmuch as we no longer have a joint property to worry about, but it’s no special bonus. The transaction was a short … Continue reading

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Perfect normal

This is such a perfect Saturday morning. Poppy and Ace are playing sweetly together in their room, both in their underwear, because that’s how they roll. I can hear them discussing the tablet game they’re playing, something with pictures of … Continue reading

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Children on the trajectory

I woke up this morning from a long, cinematic dream that my foggy recollections sensed played out like the plot of a Seth Rogan movie. One where the male lead is the faulted but generally loveable husband-figure, and he and … Continue reading

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