Monthly Archives: December 2022

At The End, Who Are We?

Friend Paul Schrijnen sent me an extraordinary poem written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer while he was in Flossenburg Prison. Bonhoeffer wrote the poem shortly after he was sentenced to be hanged for his role in the conspiracy to assassinate Adolph Hitler. The poem is entitled Who Am I? Who am I? They often tell meI stepped from my cell’s confinementCalmly, cheerfully, firmly,Like a Squire from his … Continue reading At The End, Who Are We? »

Some Battles Are With Us Always

NOTE: I recently wrote a post inspired by The Lord of the Rings. Since it was published I’ve had a number of additional thoughts about this literary masterpiece, which I share with you now. ~ Pat  Storytellers are gatekeepers to our conscious selves — where we learn everyone’s story is our story. Thank you to: Homer, for The Iliad and The Odyssey; Dante, for The … Continue reading Some Battles Are With Us Always »

Curing the Wart of Worry

“What worries you, masters you.” ~ John Locke  It’s been said: Some people people worry that every time the tide goes out it might not come back in again. Some people storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills, cursing difficulties which do not exist. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But isn’t it true when worry sets up shop in your head, rational thought … Continue reading Curing the Wart of Worry »