Did you ever watch an old Western movie? Remember the scene where the hero and the villain slowly swagger towards one another on the town’s dusty Main Street? (I think the swagger might have been due to saddle sores and their arthritic feet aching in those leather cowboy boots, but I digress..)
The phrase one of them invariably utters is, “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.”
Besides that being grammatically painful to hear, in the electronic Wild West, it’s just plain wrong, pard’ner.
As of today, a not-so-new heroine is ambling down the Main Street of the Catholic Wild, Wild West: Mary Morrell. (Cue soundtrack to any John Wayne classic, please..)
You know Mary as author of the book Angels in High-Top Sneakers (Loyola Press © 2000) and the long-running syndicated blog “Things My Father Taught Me”. You also enjoy her wise, deft touch as Managing Editor on every page of The Monitor.
This married mother of six sons is an insightful observer of faith-filled moments, a calm port in life’s storm-tossed seas. (Also, to keep that Western theme running: she exhibits an inexhaustible supply of patience as she attempts to corral a certain mischievous, untamed, cub reporter who shall remain nameless….)
In short, Mary is whom I’d love to become if I ever choose to grow up.
Mary’s newest blog is entitled “Things My Mother Taught Me”, and as soon as I figure out how to connect to it without destroying the entire Internet, you’ll see a link to it on this blog. In the meantime, follow this:
Check out Mary’s initial post, and check back often. You’ll be glad you did. Come as you are: saddle sores and leather cowboy boots are optional.