Would You Be My Disciples? - Shrove Tuesday
Posted on February 28, 2017

Each Lent we face the same challenge to be more serious about our spiritual journey. But we err if we think that this is the identical challenge to last year’s because we are not last year’s people. Over the past twelve months we have received new graces and we have struggled with new issues.

What is Wisdom
Posted on February 21, 2017

I was intrigued by an article that crossed my desk from an advertising executive who was lamenting the lack of experience in his world. All the older workers had been “excessed” in favor of the young, the “with it” generation and he felt a lack of “context” as he expressed it. I don’t work in advertising, but I agreed with his basic premise that we need some way to grasp where we were, so that where we are or want to go has some bite, some traction.

Away With Anhedonia
Posted on February 14, 2017

I had never seen that word, “anhedonia”, before last week when I found it on the Op-Ed page of the NY TIMES. I should have been able to pull it apart to analyze the two Greek words that constituted it, but I was lazy at the moment and I relied on the columnist to do so. Of course, it is the negative for “one who searches for pleasure”. Therefore, it is the Gloomy Gus syndrome.

Something Is Amiss
Posted on February 7, 2017

I am not about to join the lamentations about the media that are flowing from the highest positions downward, but I do have a nit or two to pick about some of the recent things I have read about “The Power of Positive Thinking” and its links to our political scene.