CYM News 12-26-11

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News from ‘Round Here

IMG_0153Worked the first two days of the week before heading out on vacation. Worked on Pilgrimage stuff, some details for Equip, and got the Rally for Life tickets winging their way out of the office. Then there was some publicity efforts and a newsletter to kick out before shutting down as well. Tuesday was frustrating at times (see… not every day is all peaches and cream.) but each of the tasks did get done and i got out for vacation.

Youngest daughter Meghan arrived Wednesday and son Clark also came back from quick family visit. The cribbage board broke out early, Meghan had an early victory but was skunked in the next game. Thursday, the kids went out shopping 3_167264 and Friday finished in with a family diner at Alewife and a night at the Hippodrome for the Lion King. I was reminded about how much I enjoy the songs Shadowlands and He Lives in You from the Act II.

IMG_0171 Christmas Eve was the last home game of the regular season, so Clark and I completed a 2011 cycle of Oriole opening day and a Raven closing vs.the Browns. We were off in the evening to Mass at St. Anthony Shrine with the Conventual Franciscans.

and, then Christmas day… (this week’s Amazing Weekly Event: A.W.E.) The kids have developed a finely tuned sense of tradition… Last year, we were all in pajama pants, so it was worth repeating!  We  had a nice mixture of teasing in present IMG_0178choices as well as some great thoughtfulness.  Breakfast was cooked primarily by the guys with blueberry pancakes, eggs, and a potato confrontation between the traditional cheesy and an experimental mix. The morning moved towards afternoon with a six way Risk game… In which, Europe was used as a base to eliminate kid after kid until the father had world and family domination.

Youngest Meghan and I wrapped the evening up with Chinese take-out.   It seems that she has not found satisfactory Chinese food in the Tampa area. Vacation continues throughout the holidays! Merry Christmas, all!

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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