Selected Works

Earlier Books
Twayne/Simon&Shuster Macmillan, 1996; paperback, 2001
A handbook for Catholic parishes, compiled with Mary Ann Jeselson and the RENEW International team. Liguori, 2003
A collection of prayers from RENEW International, edited with Mary Ann Jeselson.Liguori, 2003
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Requiem for a Clown

A clown in greasepaint asks for a kiss and is rejected. Two weeks later Otto Griebling, one of the most famous circus clowns, is dead. An OpEd remembrance.


"I should have kissed him. I know that now. But he was after all only a clown, his face covered with grease paint and his clothes in tatters....He wooed other women that night. But, as horses and elephants followed the dogs into the rings, I saw no one kiss him. Less than a month later Otto Griebling, one of the most famous circus clowns, died....I wish I had kissed him."

The New York Times, May 20, 1972

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