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…”
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True friendship is not accidental. Rarer than true love, it looks past a smile to the pain in your eyes and says… “I see you.”
Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!
“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman…” ~ Thomas Paine Sister, brothers, friends, fellow progressives and conservatives alike…fellow Americans… Putin doesContinue reading “Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!”
E Pluribus Unum
There is no longer an “average American.” There are only individuals… People of many disparate and varied backgrounds, ethnicities, Faith’s, races, genders, etc… And because we all too often allow these lines to be the lines along which the discourse is formed, they become dividing lines, if not battle lines. Like it or not, ourContinue reading “E Pluribus Unum”
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”
It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly
Here’s a thought…At the risk of angering everyone, how about we keep all the historical statues… Yeah. That’s right. Destroying them won’t change the reason they exist; which, by the way, is where this discussion must inevitably go. So, take them out of the public places where they pay homage to some wrong minded once-upon-a-timeContinue reading “It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly”
In a conversation with a very good buddy yesterday, he offered this; “prayer doesn’t change God, but it surely changes us.” I found that transformational. I can’t say with any certainty exactly what prayer does, but I know it is essential. Maybe all it does is show Him that we are faithful believers along theContinue reading “Prayer…”
Listening to morning news…Wow. It’s so much simpler than this…There is a basic accessibility, invitation, and inclusivity in authentic faith. It doesn’t get caught in the limitations of religion, culture, gender, ethnicity, era, class, or any measure of worthiness and/or education. It rises above ignorance, prejudice and fear and recognize sameness, not division. It raisesContinue reading “Keep walking…”
“I don’t care…”
In the movie “The Fugative,” Dr. Richard Kimble: [Holding Gerard at gunpoint] I didn’t kill my wife! Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: I don’t care! That is exactly what I want from former FBI director Robert Mueller who was appointed to be the special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016Continue reading ““I don’t care…””
Some friends are like shadows; bold, resolute and always near on sunny days… distant and unavailable when days are grey. Good friends are those that become your sunshine when days are dark … they overrun all the shadows.