Monthly Archives: December 2013

Keep them safe

Like · · Share · 8 minutes ago · Yesterday flying home from Dallas I was aware that many military women and men were fling to various cities. I was struck by how young most of them were, and more … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

I have always been a fan of Dickens” Christmas Carol” but it is easy to forget that poverty and want have not vanished from society. Many like the characters in  Dickens story, through no fault of their own suffer deeply at … Continue reading

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Reasonable Dialogue

On my flight to Dallas yesterday I sat next to an Army Captain. We chatted about a variety of subjects and finally landed on the issues of guns. He is a gun owner and member of the NRA. I do … Continue reading

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One year later

It has been one year since the tragic killings in Newtown and the gun carnage continues all over the country. No real movement by the congress and the polarities of intransigent positions on all sides of the issues continues to … Continue reading

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Seize the day

There are many times when I put off some decision or action that has meaning but may be difficult. It could be simple like rewriting a section of a novel, or more complex requiring some risk. Procrastination is always based on … Continue reading

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The new Pope

Years ago as a young seminarian I had envisioned that the Roman Church would reform itself and burst into the world with boundless energy.The Pope,John the 23rd had called a universal council and despite tremendous opposition opened the window and … Continue reading

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Biases of our youth

Unless you were born into a totally perfect world there are prejudices that attach themselves early in life. Many of these are at the subliminal level and are not easily dispatched. As adults these influence our decisions ,and it is … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost Prep

Years ago My son John received a wonderful education at Holy Ghost Prep. My wife was on the Board of Directors for years and I truly loved and respected the values and Vision that was the foundation of the school. … Continue reading

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Hope

I was thinking about how powerless Nelson Mandela was at one time. The future for he and his people seemed bleak. The same was true when Hitler conquered Europe, or when Ghandi and King assumed the posture of non violence. South … Continue reading

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Mandela

It is more than remarkable that someone could be the target of unthinkable acts by a racist government and yet when it was his turn he chose reconciliation over revenge.Nelson Mandela like Ghandi,King and Frankl chose love over hate and … Continue reading

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