The Dark Side

Sitting at the Water Store where I work two days a week for my brother; it’s almost eleven a.m. and no one has been in yet.  The news is reporting that they killed the terrorist behind the Paris attacks.  I guess that is a good thing.  I don’t understand how killing anyone is a good… More The Dark Side

Beginning Proverbs

Proverbs, 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” You know how young people honestly believe they know everything there is to know? Well, I have carried the seed of that arrogance well into middle age and beyond. I maintained, at least internally, a smug… More Beginning Proverbs

Virtual Reality

I was listening to NPR as I was driving home from work today and had tuned into an already begun conversation. Apparently, the NPR journalist was interviewing someone representing the New York Times. The person was describing to the journalist a new media for reporting the news. I just caught the tail end of the… More Virtual Reality

The Message I Heard From Pope Francis

“Deafening Anonymity” That was Pope Francis’ description of our unwillingness to turn towards, look at, recognize those people we do not want to see; the homeless, the poor, the disenfranchised, the non-believers, the suffering, the ones who frighten us. His words entreated those who would hear him to “Wake up”, “Go forward” and reach out… More The Message I Heard From Pope Francis

The Wedding Part II

Tom and I went to Wisconsin last weekend to attend my late husband’s nephew’s wedding. Besides my brother-in-law’s family, my Texas family was there also; our daughter and her husband; our two beautiful granddaughters and my best friend. We all shared Racine with Tom. We visited the little flat that Archie and I first lived… More The Wedding Part II

The Wedding

Don’t know where I’m going this morning. I usually have the day all planned out by 7 AM, but today I can’t seem to find a direction or focus. There are a few things on my to-do list but no real ambition or obligations driving my focus. I seem to be in a holding pattern… More The Wedding

My Mother, My Self

It is not uncommon to see greatness in our elders. We see the courage it took to live lives filled with challenges, tragedy, disappointments, and losses. We see the wisdom gained from thousands of life lessons, each one contributing to the wealth of insight and understanding acquired in a lifetime. We see greatness in their… More My Mother, My Self

Ego – yuk!

A friend recently reminded me that all self-defeating behaviors are of the ego. I have spent years trying to diminish most of those behaviors but there is always “more east to go”. I have seen narcissism in myself throughout my early years but it has gotten much more subtle through the past twenty five years… More Ego – yuk!