Children in Cages

Three nights ago when I heard the voices of little babies and toddlers crying for their Mommies on the news, a wave of sadness enveloped me. I felt it in my gut. I wanted to start crying, “I want my Mommy” with them.  Instinctively I knew these cries were not the cries you may hear… Continue reading Children in Cages

Yes, It is About Guns

The other morning while I was working out on the elliptical  machine at the gym, I suddenly remembered something from 1979.  I recalled that  not long after the suicide of my 28 year old brother Tommy, our father said  that Tom had asked him where he could buy a gun and Dad said he told… Continue reading Yes, It is About Guns

On the Wrong Side

Last night I could not sleep. I lay awake trying to sort out my emotions and going over the words I had exchanged with my husband a few hours earlier regarding the allegations of inappropriate sexual advances leveled against President George H. W. Bush (# 41). My first response when hearing the latest news was… Continue reading On the Wrong Side

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