Monthly Archives: December 2006

Christmas thoughts

Today on my way to Mass I was listening to John Michael Talbot sing about the primacy of Christ and as I contemplated the world scene with the United States debacle in Iraq murdering thousands this year. Soon our warships … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth’s Creche

Today, I was out driving around Olean and Allegany, New York. My travels took me directly in front of St. Elizabeth’s Motherhouse. That’s the home of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. Every year the Sisters have a lovely display of … Continue reading

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Insanity

In some circles insanity is defined as “doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” That could well describe President Bush’s Iraq policy. “Iraq policy” seems in fact to be an oxymoron. There seems to have never … Continue reading

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In tune with the Times

Today one of the nation’s premier talking heads, George Will, cynically indicted bloggers as self absorbed folks who seemed to think that people cared to read about their thoughts. This came after Time Magazine essentially cited bloggers as “person of … Continue reading

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Free Software

I’m going to change course a bit and talk about one of my other passions. I’m a technology director for a K-12 school district and in that assignment I’m always looking for ways to provide the most bang for the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Genesee

A couple of years ago I read “Genesee Diary” a book written by Henri Nouwen about six months spent at Abbey of the Genesee, a Trappist Monastery in upstate New York. Abbey of the Genesee is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Called to follow St. Francis

I came across this lovely and thoughtful video presentation about St. Francis and Franciscans. I hope you enjoy it and that it helps you to think of the least among us and how we might help them and each other. … Continue reading

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With the ear of your heart

I have come across a rich resource that I have not seen links to elsewhere. It’s from the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. I have a CD created by these beautiful ladies. It is some of the most beautiful music … Continue reading

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Wisdom

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard, and burned … Continue reading

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Which Gospel?

Reading the news today that a group of evangelical Christians at the Pentagon, Christian Embassy are proselytizing military leaders is not really shocking. There are a lot of Bible believing Christians in our military. It’s often said that there are … Continue reading

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