Monthly Archives: October 2011

On Jesus the Troublemaker

Being a confirmed Doubter, I don’t know whether Jesus was/is God or not. What I do know is that Jesus said many things that people then and now have chosen to ignore. Love your enemy? I don’t think so! I’d … Continue reading

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On Silence

Some years ago, I attended a retreat. I had requested a room alone, thinking that the silence would be perfect — an opportunity to reflect, meditate, and so on. So when I got to my room, I eagerly closed the … Continue reading

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On Baseball

For me, baseball is a spiritual matter. It encompasses most of the themes I’ve discussed so far. I first came to baseball as a spiritual matter back in 1984. I had been sober for a little over a year. While … Continue reading

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On Suffering

My two sisters Linda and Patricia died of spina bifida, a disease that nowadays is treatable. My family being a stoic Irish Catholic one, I did not learn of their existence until I was 5 and found their names in the … Continue reading

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