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It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City

At 5:15 this morning, my Mommom passed away.  It’s been a long day. I went from central New Jersey to northeast Philadelphia, and finally home to south Philadelphia. Before getting home I stopped at Brave New Worlds in Old City. I took Spruce street home and, reflecting on the day, had a thought right about as I crossed 8th: I don’t know if the city lost or gained a saint today.  My Mommom lived here her whole life. After this morning, a positive argument could be made for either lost or gained. But one thing can’t be argued – she very…