Nothing Political

For the last several months, I have been avoiding posting anything political.  I have not written anything even remotely related to my thoughts and reactions, especially my feelings, about our leaders in Washington, the President in particular.  It is not because I am shy or do not want to offend anybody or lose friends, but… Continue reading Nothing Political

A Place Restored

I have been working on a spiritual exercise using a small book entitled “A Simple Life-Changing Prayer” by Jim Manney.  One morning several weeks ago, after working Steps 1,2 and 3 (taken from St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen) I had a revelation.  The questions I had to ask myself that morning were “What are you good… Continue reading A Place Restored

Mining for Meaning

I have been reading “Grace and Grit” by Ken Wilber.   Ken is a philosopher, author, teacher and much more. He is often referred to as “the Einstein of consciousness,”  I have learned so much by reading /studying just two of his books, “ A Brief History of Everything” and “Integral Psychology”.  But this book is… Continue reading Mining for Meaning

Suffering: Three things I know

For the past few weeks the idea of human suffering has been in the fore front of my mind.  It started when I heard  a talk given by Ken Overberg, SJ at the beginning of Lent on human suffering and our interpretation of it.  Fr. Overberg made it clear that suffering is not God’s punishment… Continue reading Suffering: Three things I know

I Voted Pro Life

I voted for Pro Life candidates in this last election, following my conscious and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the social justice stance of the Catholic Church.  Being Pro Life means we should respect and support human life from “womb to tomb,” to quote the term used in Great Britain after WW II… Continue reading I Voted Pro Life

Alternate Realities

A certain person with whom we had dinner a few days ago said something that almost caused my head to explode in regards to President Trump’s  77 minute  press conference held on Thursday Feb. 16th  at the White House. Here’s the exact words he spoke, “I was so tickled when Trump spanked the press the… Continue reading Alternate Realities

Topple the Mighty from their Thrones

“He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of lowly esteem.” –  Mary of Nazareth [circa  2,000 years ago] I cannot seem to come up with anything snarky or witty to write regarding  the “carnage”  that is taking place in Washington since Trump has assumed office and went into a maniacal… Continue reading Topple the Mighty from their Thrones