“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ― James Baldwin I, like many of you, have had my world stopped, once again, on the issue of racism. After the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis I called Jai, my surrogate nephew, to check in on him. Jai, who is both a St. Paul police … Continue reading Changing Our Hearts … And Laws
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ~ William Shakespeare On Father’s Day I’m delighted to share a post from Joe Nagy. When Joe’s son, Nate, was in college, Joe wrote him a “Thought For the Week,” each week. What a gift that must have been to Nate — and to Joe. He shares one of these thoughts with us today. Happy … Continue reading Lost Honor (by Joe)
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. “ ~ John Milton Growing up in the 1950’s on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, kids had gathering spots. There was none more popular than Rocky’s Bike Shop. Bikes were a prized possession. From a kid’s perspective, having a bike meant freedom. Rocky was born in 1900. I knew … Continue reading Making Heaven Out Of Hell?
On the 14th of June I will complete my 35th year of sobriety. I thank God for 12,775 sober days and remind myself to focus only on today. I recently had a conversation with a dear friend who’s had a difficult time staying sober. I’ve watched him battle this insidious disease for more than 28 years. He’s stayed with it, and each setback deepened both … Continue reading Addiction Is Like a Snake