GHOSTING: Leaving a party, event, or group surreptitiously or without saying goodbye


I’ve done it. You’ve done it.  It happens all the time. You’ve done your duty and attended the party you didn’t want to come to.   For whatever reason, it was clear that you were just a token invitation.   Nobody seems to want to talk with you.  The food is terrible.   You have to pay for […]

GOOD BYE: contraction of “God be with ye”


Today my parish church wished “GOOD BYE” to a priest who has served as Assistant Rector for 2 1/2 years.  She is leaving to become the Rector of a parish in the Diocese of Western New York.   There were tears, laughter, stories, jokes, good wishes and cautions abounding.    She received gifts, both physical and spiritual, […]