Share the Wealth


There are a few things on my mind that I thought I would talk about today, its been sometime between my posting, but I though I would give it a shot today. Why the break? I really don’t know, I always have something to say about what's going on in our world. Heck, Obama gives … Continue reading Share the Wealth

The Sound of Electronic Silence


Cover of Sounds of Silence (Exp) Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence Sounds Of Silence By: Simon & Garfunkel The song … Continue reading The Sound of Electronic Silence

Leadership or Anti-Leadership


U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a "standard" in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With the November election upon us, I think it’s a time to talk about leadership, what a leader is and is not. The qualities of a leader and the qualities of … Continue reading Leadership or Anti-Leadership

The Lessons of American Leadership


"The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Over the past weekend We celebrated Memorial Day here in the States, a day to stop and thank all the veterans that fought to keep this country safe and free. As part of my celebration I … Continue reading The Lessons of American Leadership

Words and Power


Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Words are powerful things; they have the power to change history, to create revolution and to mend broken hearts. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I gave the following quote to a friend: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. … Continue reading Words and Power

Rest: A Lenten Reflection


In a world that is always on the run, were each moment is scheduled and every activity planned the word rest can seem a bit odd. How often have I heard people so, I have no time for rest, too much to do, too many places to go. It is a common response, sad to … Continue reading Rest: A Lenten Reflection

Suffer the Children


But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. Mathew 19:14 (Douay-Rheims Bible) Yesterday was a sad day in Detroit, Michigan and Chardon, Ohio. (Select the city to read the stories) Our youth, our children have become murderers. Nothing … Continue reading Suffer the Children

An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans


Dear Catholics: This Open letter it to all Catholics, be they liberal or conservative, laps or practicing, fallen away or on their way back home to Rome. In-fact this open letter should be shared with non-Catholics, non-Christians and anyone who is concerned about their personal liberty and freedom. This letter is intended to excite you, … Continue reading An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans

An Equal and Fair America


Image via Wikipedia What is fair? What would you consider fair? That is the big question, and it seems Obama is going to use that as his campaign theme. No longer is Hope and Change the charge, but now Fairness. But really, what is fair? fair /fɛər/   [fair]  adjective, fair·er, fair·est, adverb, fair·er, fair·est, noun, … Continue reading An Equal and Fair America