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The State of Grace

May 20, 2012

I was at a First Holy Communion this weekend and the priest announced that only those in the state of Grace can partake of the Eucharist. I have two questions: Where is the state of Grace and when was it admitted to the union?


Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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9 Responses to The State of Grace

  1. May 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I think you should have stood up and asked him to clarify. “Could you give some examples of things that, if I have done them recently, might disqualify me from eating your tasteless cardboard wafer?”

    • May 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Really? Are you just trying to put that final nail in my excommunication coffin? Eric, I think you would have enjoyed this event — then again, maybe not so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Deb Martin-Webster
    May 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I do believe it’s about 30 miles southwest of the state of confusion . . .

    • May 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      and right next to intolerance and My way or no Way.

    • May 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      I do believe, I live in that state.

  3. Kathy Minicozzi
    May 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’ll ask my friend Gracie. She’ll be pleased to know that there might have been a state named after her.

    • May 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      If it was named after Gracie, can I have her autograph?

  4. Theresa Wiza
    May 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    It’s on the off ramp ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • May 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Ah, it’s probably off I-95 too. Everything seems to be off that road. ๐Ÿ™‚

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