Monthly Archives: July 2007

A radical change

This quote came in the mail today from the Merton Institute. I liked it a lot and I’m putting it up here for reflection. Thomas Merton was and continues to be an influence in my life and contemplation as Merton … Continue reading

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Song of the Morning Star

Carlos Nakai plays some of the most hauntingly beautiful music I’ve ever heard. Carlos is a Navaho-Ute Indian flute player. I first heard his music at Mt. Irenaeus a number of years ago. Initially it was used in conjunction with … Continue reading

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My Love is like a Red, Red Rose

Bill Douglas is one of my favorite musicians. I first discovered his music about three years ago. I find his work very restful and contemplative. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose by Bill Douglas I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Shift Happens

I may have written about this before, but it’s more timely each day. It’s a story that isn’t told much on mainstream media. Today’s politicians are focused on “important issues” like gay rights, gay marriage and abortion. The media has … Continue reading

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I outsmarted myself this morning in attempting to download and install the Debian client for SecondLife my package manager got “smoked”. Oh, well it was time for a rebuild and that’s what’s going on right now. That’s the beauty of … Continue reading

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My father died 34 years ago today. I can remember getting a visit from our leading chief at the Naval Dispensary where I worked at the time. I was twenty years old and over a thousand miles from home. I … Continue reading

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The Narrow Path

I came upon a compelling video presentation by Fr. John Dear, SJ. It speaks for itself. It is a product of the San Damiano Foundation.

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Today was timeout. A day of silent retreat in my own hermitage. Today I read a book that’s been around for a relatively long time. I was aware of some of the principles in the book and I even practice … Continue reading

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Today’s paper has an article about how the United States culture has strayed from the original intent of the founding fathers. In particular the author was taking umbrage with the interpretation of the establishment clause of the United States Constitution. … Continue reading

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I was listening to my Ipod hooked into my car stereo system tonight. The Ipod is such a great invention. I also like Kenny G. He’s one of my favorite musicians.  There is something about his music that really connects … Continue reading

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