Category Archives: Gratitude

Home Again

This afternoon I returned to Mount Irenaeus for the first time in over three months. It’s been the longest absence in the past twenty plus years of my life. It was Sunday March 8, 2020 when I last walked the … 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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There is a time

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: – Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything. There is a time for winter and there is a time for spring. Today the temperature … Continue reading

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Thank you Governor Cuomo

Like most Americans I’ve been reading about the Coronavirus lately and it’s largely distressing information. I’m grateful we have good government in New York State that is doing what it can to contain the virus and keep the public informed … Continue reading

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Kindness remembered

March 9, 1973 I put on my dress blues, boarded an Allegany Airlines jet in Buffalo and took a quick flight to Newark Airport. I had a seabag in one hand and my military orders in the other. Keeping my … Continue reading

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Particular Notes of Hope

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great book as are all the books I’ve ever read by Anne Lamott. This one had some key insights for me or maybe … Continue reading

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Giving is its own reward

I recently read an article about the Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software. The main focus of the article is about the economic benefit. The author makes the point early on that, “The reason for that benefit … Continue reading

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Peacemakers among us

Publicly resisting evil and making peace in the world are at the heart of every authentic spirituality. Unfortunately, few of us make the critical connection between the spiritual life on the one hand, and war, poverty and nuclear weapons on … Continue reading

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Coming home

It’s been a great two days of retreat at Mt. Irenaeus. I needed to get some time alone with nature. I live a good life and have a lot of contentment, but there is something special about coming here to … Continue reading

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Learn to find ease in risk

Four years ago I read the following passage in a wonderful book by John O’Donohue. My heart leapt as I read it and tears welled in my eyes as I sought a change in venue. I longed for something different but … Continue reading

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