Author: Pat Moriarty

Finding Our Finest Hour

“The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward.” ~ Winston Churchill  During these times when democracies around the world have been under attack by angry, xenophobic extremists my political disposition has become cynical and depressed.  While political fires rage all around me I’ve found myself strangely disengaged, treating it all like bothersome background noise. What kind of citizen am I when I refuse … Continue reading Finding Our Finest Hour »

My Inscrutable Shadow

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ Carl Jung  For the past two months I’ve been battling kidney stones. Ugh. It has felt very much like living in the presence of constant shadow.  There’s been no time in the past 50 years when I’ve been so sedentary. I’ve had nothing to distract me and have … Continue reading My Inscrutable Shadow »

Thank You, Mr. Miller

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” ~ E. L. Bulwer In hindsight, I think most of us would agree that teachers are among the most important people we’ll ever encounter. They are uniquely positioned to BE THERE when we most need someone to — BE THERE. When I recently read … Continue reading Thank You, Mr. Miller »