Monthly Archives: October 2013

Teaching the Senior Class

Last night I taught a small group of seniors. They were an attentive lot and they were my first students this fall. The topic was “Beginner Computer Basics.” You may have guessed by now that these seniors were not seventeen … Continue reading

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A great start for the day

Today I began my day at St. Philomena’s Roman Catholic Church. As a young boy I attended daily Mass, often serving as an altar boy. Yesterday I met Fr. Robert Marino, Pastor of St. Philomena’s and he told me that … Continue reading

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How far did I walk?

One of the joys of retirement is the opportunity to spend more time outdoors walking. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been walking about two or three miles each day. Uphill, downhill, side streets, main streets. An hour or … Continue reading

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Open Source – A model for Social Enterprise

I first became acquainted with open source software in the mid-1990s. My brother James asked me if I had heard of Linux. I had not heard of it up until that time. A few weeks later I bought Red Hat … Continue reading

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Fully Human

Earlier today I was reading Joan Chittister’s book, “Becoming Fully Human.” It’s a great read and filled with bite sized quotes from Sr. Joan and others. One of those morsels resonated with me. The purpose of life is to let … Continue reading

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We have been called

Earlier today I came across a quote from St. Francis of Assisi. I really liked it and it’s something that’s related to one of my earlier posts, “An Orientation to Social Welfare.” “We have been called to heal wounds, to … Continue reading

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First Snow

This morning those of us who live in New York State’s southern tier received a treat. We awoke to varying amounts of snowfall depending on your location. Some pictures and accounts indicated a couple of inches. In our neighborhood it … Continue reading

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OS X Mavericks Upgrade

Yesterday I downloaded OS X Mavericks from the MacApp Store. I was a little hesitant to install it as you never know if some critical application will require an update. For me that was VMware Fusion 5. I’m happy to … Continue reading

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