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For nearly a year it's been a great privilege for me to be one of the members of the "In All Things" blogging team and I thank America for trusting me with this space. I'm tremendously grateful for everyone who clicks and reads and especially to those who take the time to offer their views or to share experiences. An underlying theme of many columns has been to heighten awareness of psychological suffering—it is everywhere and all around us—to make others aware of this. Another goal has been to pick topics worthy of close examination from disciplines like literature or history that engage the faith with today's world—often in ways that defy simple categorization.

I've been volunteering my services to America as part of a ministry of my own creation. Right now it's the end of the semester and my day job and other responsibilities (inlcluding caring for my son with Down syndrome, always a 24/7 endeavor) make it hard for me to devote full attention to blogging, so I have decided to take a break. I'll be reassessing the direction in which I'd like my writing to go in the future, hopefully expanding some of this to include larger pieces also where I can examine topics in more depth as well as conduct interviews and write lengthier features. I thank all of you heartily, send best wishes for a Blessed Easter, and look forward to us connecting again.

William Van Ornum


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Crystal Watson | 4/21/2011 - 12:41pm
Thanks for all the interesting posts.  I hope you decide to come back.  Happy Easter  :)
Beth Cioffoletti | 4/21/2011 - 12:36pm
I will miss your postings, Bill.  I was waiting for the one where you said you'd discuss Merton's psychoanalysis :-) ...
Best wishes to you and your family.
Vince Killoran | 4/21/2011 - 12:27pm
Thanks for providing interesting postings and engaging in civil dialogue.

Happy Easter to you & your family. 
we vnornm | 4/22/2011 - 6:39am
#32 PJ Johnson,

Hope the book helps; let me know if you have any questions as it was written a while back. bill
Anonymous | 4/21/2011 - 5:17pm
Take care, Bill. You are an exceptional blogger: highly engaged, level headed, and always an interesting and insightful read.  Thanks for being here; all the best to you and yours.
we vnornm | 4/21/2011 - 4:52pm

I will be checking your blog! And doing some more reading myself, which is very important. bill