Goodbye Brother Bill…

In ancient Egypt they believed at the transition from this world to the next, you were asked two questions that determined whether or not you might continue your journey. The first was “Did you bring joy?” The second was “Did you find joy?” If you’ve watched the various feeds of my brothers, sisters and familyContinue reading “Goodbye Brother Bill…”

A Little Light Goes A Long Way

My view from the pew: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Eleanor Roosevelt said ” “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” A few years ago when the kids wereContinue reading “A Little Light Goes A Long Way”

A midsummer night’s dream…

Most midsummer night’s evening I sit quietly with an adult beverage watching each moment of light fade to dark and think of my brother, Tony Fabio with whom I spent so many such nights as a younger man. We’d watch and drink and laugh till the last light of the longest day was faded onContinue reading “A midsummer night’s dream…”

No More Labels

There are three groups (at least) that really should be identified when considering the whole misogyny, predatory, superior male behavior confluence… There are those who have rarely, if ever, behaved inappropriately. Perhaps rare, but nonetheless, they exist and we dare not mistakenly lump them into the broader pool of our collective anger. The second groupContinue reading “No More Labels”

“I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.

Dear Simon, I read your latest blog and was extrememly moved… You see, I know that pain. My wife and I struggled for years, unsuccessfully trying to have a family. We came to marriage late, so we were already late to parenting. And while all and everyone around us, to us anyway, seemed to beContinue reading ““I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.”

Triduum; funny looking word…

The Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, Paschal Triduum, or The Three Days is the period near the end of Holy Week that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, and ends with Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. It recalls the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is known as the “Paschal Mystery” because for Christians it is the fulfillmentContinue reading “Triduum; funny looking word…”

“Every man’s death diminishes me.”

The use of chemical weapons on a trapped and vulnerable civilian population is beyond atrocity and most certainly a crime against humanity, but consider this… While the Health Department in Idlib Province where the recent Serin gas attacks took place reports 69 people died in this attack, the Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR) reportsContinue reading ““Every man’s death diminishes me.””