Monthly Archives: January 2009

Heroic social witness

This quote comes from the Merton Institute’s weekly mail that I receive on Mondays. As you can see I’m a Merton fan and the Merton Institute keeps me thinking. Though there is no use in placing our hopes on a … Continue reading

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I was hungry

This is my favorite quote in all of scripture and has been for longer than I can remember. President Obama’s call to service and to give up childish things encourages me. For I was hungry and you gave me food, … Continue reading

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Presidential Morph

This came from a friend it just speaks for itself. Truly a remarkable use of technology.

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Gratitude

My heart is filled with gratitude tonight. I’m grateful for life in general, but also that we witnessed a peaceful transfer of power today in our land.  I wanted to watch the inauguration on television but that didn’t work out … Continue reading

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Tom

Today I drove to Mt. Irenaeus for Mass.  It’s part of what I usually do nearly every Sunday. On the way I placed a call to my nephew Tom who’s a member of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard in Anacostia, … Continue reading

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Larry Lessig on Barack

I came across this very good video clip from Charlie Rose’s show. It’s an interview with Larry Lessig who himself is a really great thinker.  I like what he says about Barack Obama being neither left nor right. That’s what … Continue reading

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Amazing

This was truly one of the most amazing stories of recent memory. The pilot deserves a presidential medal. The passengers are unbelievably calm after such a traumatic event. This event will stand in the annals of aviation history as simply … Continue reading

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Watching the Obama Train

Lots of thoughts today. I got up this morning to bone chilling cold. Our home is warm, but it was -9 degrees fahrenheit outside. I thank God that we have heat and a well insulated home. Our daughter is home … Continue reading

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A new day

The  inauguration of Barack Obama is still a few days away, but I cannot hide my delight. I’ve been getting emails from Republicans or folks concerned about Obama.  President Obama is not super-human. He’s charismatic and intelligent. He’s engaging everyone … Continue reading

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Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem. How often these words are with me and in particular lately. January 7, 1979 was … Continue reading

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