All Good Gifts

What if we were always grateful instead of just one day or one month of the year? We have one day in November where we stop and give thanks. Typically it is a day where we consume too much food, experience the usual uncomfortable family dynamics and for some, a frantic day of shopping. We … More All Good Gifts

Trains, Automobiles and Chevy Suburbans – A Vacation Adventure

We returned from vacation last week. We decided we would travel by train to Grand Junction, Colorado, rent a car, and spend time in Monument Valley, AZ and New Mexico and return by train. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, actually, it was a little more involved and more adventurous than I had dreamed. Our outbound … More Trains, Automobiles and Chevy Suburbans – A Vacation Adventure

Images of a Retreat

Richard Rohr says, “To be a contemplative is to trust deep time.” I spent last week on a silent personally directed retreat at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center in Fremont, Ohio. I’m still processing and ruminating with my experience but wanted to share a few musings since I haven’t written in a while. … More Images of a Retreat

Baseball and Mom

“Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.” – Leo Durocher In the past month or so, I’ve attended a number of high school baseball games – a continuation of something my mother and I did together for several years. I’d pick her up at the retirement home and I’d drive her to high school … More Baseball and Mom