Category Archives: spirituality

A Novel Approach to Spirituality

Yesterday I was watching a feature about someone’s opinion on great novels. I have mentioned elsewhere that my own spiritual journey has been enriched by art. Here then are 5 novels that have graced my journey. Where possible I’ve included … Continue reading

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The Silent Sisterhood

I love Mothers’ Day. I love celebrating the wonderful mothers in my life. I know personally that Mothers’ Day is hard on those of us whose mothers are gone. There’s an edge of grief with the realization that I will … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert in the Time of COVID-19

When this madness all started, I saw the above quote and, given that I am a self-declared militant introvert, it made me smile. I’ve seen similar quotes about social distancing. First of all, let’s be clear. Introversion is not being … Continue reading

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Baseball Memories

    I have nothing profound to say about COVID-19. Others more articulate than I are speaking to fear, the power of prayer, cooperation and so on. Others are noting people pulling knives on one another over toilet paper. But … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from COVID-19

“If you can keep your head/when all about you/Are losing their/and blaming it on you”. So wrote Rudyard Kipling with words that apply today. We have much to learn from COVID-19 politically and medically. But we have much to learn … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at Camp Courageous

    “The world is wide and beautiful. But almost everywhere, everywhere, the children are dying.” (Edward Abbey)     In the summer of 1991, my oldest son and I began attending a place called Camp Courageous. It is a … Continue reading

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The Desert: Going Out is Really Going In

  The Desert: Going Out is Really Going In “The wilderness is not just a desert through which we wander for forty years. It is a way of being” (Lawrence Kushner)     When I first took up running, the desert … Continue reading

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Do Politicians Really Read the Bible?

Invoking God to justify one’s political position is nothing new. God and Jesus have been used as justification for all kinds of atrocities to include persecutions, genocide, stealing of land,etc. Good grief! The Ku Klux Klan believes their actions of … Continue reading

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On Cheating

As I ponder the Major League baseball cheating scandal and the potential downfall of my beloved Redsox, I realize that cheating is nothing new, whether the scenario is baseball, politics, or just day-to-day living. Even my Church has cheated through … Continue reading

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On Dementia

Dementia is that category of illness that includes Alzheimer’s as well as other causes of mental deterioration. Some people live with progressive dementia over a long course of time. My father live with it for 6 years. My father’s dementia … Continue reading

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