Monthly Archives: April 2020

Walking meditation

I walk whenever I can. My daily goal is ten thousand steps. That usually amounts to close to five miles. Yesterday I decided to take a slightly different route that led me across Gates Creek and up an abandoned roadway … Continue reading

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Essential Workers – owed so much by so many

This wonderful video tribute to the heroes of New York came from Governor Cuomo’s nightly email. Andrew Cuomo has been a phenomenal leader who has inspired others to give of themselves. New York is a beacon of freedom and and … Continue reading

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Three years later

Three years ago I joined thousands of others at the Climate March in Washington DC. Our small group of Franciscans joined other groups. We had overnighted at Silver Spring, Maryland and rode the metro to near the Smithsonian Institute. Then … Continue reading

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True Colors

If you’re Roman Catholic in the United States the assumption is that you’re pro-life which in political parlance means your anti-abortion. It’s a great wedge issue exploited by Republicans. In previous years some bishops have gone so far as to … Continue reading

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A new direction

The word Christian is meaningless. It has become so because of all the charlatans who have taken it as a mantle. We need a new word to describe followers of Jesus. Following Jesus is much different than worshipping him. Following … Continue reading

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Linux Mint on MacBook Air

I have an early 2015 MacBook Air that developed problems a couple years ago when it’s battery gave up the ghost after an upgrade to MacOS Mojave. Then last fall the SSD drive gave out. I ordered a new battery … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Stupidity

Originally posted on the way of improvement leads home:
Thanks to Bonhoeffer biographer and theologian Charles Marsh for bring these words to my attention.  You can apply them this morning as you see fit. “Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy…

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The Blessings of Solitude

There’s a difference between loneliness and solitude. In this time of social distancing it is easy to become lonely and there are many folks who no doubt are starved for human contact. Fortunately I am not alone in this time. … Continue reading

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Making America Better

“Yes, America was always terribly flawed—but it was never this. It was never steered by something this openly malicious, this intentionally cruel, this unapologetically ignorant. It was never led by such a toxic cocktail of arrogance and incompetence. It was … Continue reading

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A leader when we needed one

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