Stop and think about it for a moment — how many times have you wondered whether your life has proceeded as it should have? Whether you are too flawed? Whether you have been in line with what your purpose may be? I’m thinking of those times when suddenly, or not so suddenly, you feel totally useless and without grounding. Kind of like a leaky … Continue reading The Cracks In Our Lives
A friend of mine shared this story with me on how he found success. His company offered him a promotion to a new job that consolidated two positions into one. The job, among others things, involved managing a difficult product line with a number of moving parts, all in an environment over which had little control. Six months of the year he would be on … Continue reading What Do You Value?
I saw a funny graphic once titled “Average Day for a Musician.” Three-quarters of the pie chart was labeled “Crippling self-doubt.” It was certainly hilarious, but I wish this wasn’t so true. Recently I was privileged to once again perform at a dance at a large convention and was treated like a rock star. Less than two days later I was wallowing in that crippling … Continue reading I Am Enough (by Eileen)
Our times are fraught with conflict and peril. There is political turmoil, ecological disaster and all manner of terrible, worrisome things to keep us awake at night. How do you manage the constant barrage of distressing news? How about having a good laugh once in a while? I share with you one of my all-time favorite news sources: The Onion. Please enjoy without caution or … Continue reading How Long Since You Had A Good Laugh?
Not long ago I attended mass at Seattle Prep High School celebrated by one of my classmates, Father Phil Burroughs, President of Holy Cross University. A number of my classmates were there. The event was meaningful for many reasons, not least of which we’re all getting older and our numbers are beginning to thin. I was struck by the affection we have for one another, … Continue reading Soul Brothers