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Some Food for Thought

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      14 comments

This made me think: Have a great Wednesday... Read more

It's Amazing How Quickly People Change :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      18 comments

I lost my locker key at the gym this morning. It fell out of my pocket while I was walking. My phone kept sagging my pants down so I pulled it out to hold it. That's when the key fell out. I didn't realize it was gone until I went to fish ... Read more

Our TRUE Purpose

Thursday, May 21, 2015      10 comments

Being of the Roman Catholic faith one of our practices is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It used to be called Penance, but I think that... Read more

Did You Ever Wonder?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      19 comments

I hopped in the car this morning on my way to an early morning network event and flipped on the radio. It was The Beatles!!!! --- "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" circa 1964; 51 years ago. I sang and bounced and generally looked deranged as ... Read more

Finding Nothing

Monday, May 18, 2015      20 comments

I was putting stuff up in my locker at the gym yesterday afternoon when someone whose locker is next to mine came around the corner. "Hey, how are you," I asked. I hadn't seen him in a month or so. "I'm fine," He responded. "How abou... Read more

As It Really Is.............

Sunday, May 17, 2015      27 comments

I always take consolation in the fact that I have never given up. I may waver, I may drift and I may get a bit off kilter but something inside of me... Read more

Pass This On if You Know Someone Who'd Benefit From This

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      16 comments

A friend of one of our son's took his own life Monday night. They had roomed together in college, Joan and I knew his mom, and his brothers and sisters knew my kids, etc. He was 31, well educated and was in the middle of a life journey th... Read more

For Someone Who Needs It...........

Monday, April 27, 2015      13 comments

I was searching my computer for an errant file this morning when I ran accross a blog posting I'd written a few summers ago. A tiny voice inside of me said "Someone needs to read this today!" I know I did "Friday afternoon Joan ... Read more

Our Daily Bread

Friday, April 24, 2015      16 comments

My brother and I spent 8 years of our lives as alter boys, serving Mass each morning. I surmise we prayed the Our Father over 3,000 times during that period. Since then it's something I simply say by rote each morning and evening. Sometimes... Read more

Grow Where You Are Planted

Monday, April 20, 2015      19 comments

Our weather has been mercurial at best. Warm on day, cold the next. Not warm enough to turn on the AC and some mornings just cold enough to kick in the furnace. The trees ... Read more

His Final Words..........

Sunday, March 29, 2015      20 comments

I sat at Mass this morning listening to the Gospel being read. It's Palm Sunday and that means one of the four Passion Narratives. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan. Standing there for 20 minutes or so I get lost in my thoughts. Bu... Read more

Living With the Everyday

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      18 comments

As i'm writing I can hear the birds singing to each other outside my office window - a sure harbinger of spring. It's hard to believe that just a week ago Joan and I were eating breakfast, listening to the weather and saying "Surely they'r... Read more

Finding Faith in the Every Day

Sunday, March 01, 2015      20 comments

Winter showed itself this past week or so. From sleet to snow to freezing rain to sub zero temperatures, to more sleet and ice to more cold................. I sat on ... Read more

No Matter What Happens.......... "Trust In Time of Trouble."

Friday, February 27, 2015      15 comments

Did you ever feel compelled, almost pushed to share something and you didn't understand why? Yes, I know, the Holy Spirit and all that stuff........... I agree with you but sometimes, well sometimes it's just plain eerie. I keep a Bi... Read more

Busy Is No Excuse

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      16 comments

It's been two weeks since I blogged and I apologize for that. There is this thing that's called life, more accurately called winter, tha seems to have gotten in my way. Quick recap and another gift for you. Drove 400 miles to celebra... Read more


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