“If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” ~ Robert Brault I remember one night in Chicago when the weather abruptly changed and a huge storm came from the north and collided with a system coming in from the south. The thunderstorms that resulted were of such force that it seemed as though … Continue reading Mommy Power
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.” ― Bertrand Russell I wonder whether this prejudice has not brought us to a crossroads where we’ll choose either to travel back to a time … Continue reading America at a Crossroads
“Watch your character for your character is your destiny.” ~ Winston Churchill I think it’s safe to say many are concerned with the kind of legacy this generation might leave the next. So many environmental issues of grave importance are being left unattended, leaving the planet teetering on the brink. Since we can’t find common ground we’re left arguing over the definition of reality. Facts … Continue reading What Will Be Our Legacy?
When Charles Hahn, my father-in-law, passed away earlier this year, I was asked to deliver his eulogy. I never could have imagined how challenging it would be. I so wanted to ask him what he thought of his legacy, what was the message of his life. I could only guess because we’d never talked of such things. All I could offer were my own reflections … Continue reading Gavin, Grandpa and Oscar Hammerstein
I have on occasion caught myself staring into the mirror and seeing a bold-faced pessimist staring back. I see a guy with more doubt than faith, and a damn sight more preoccupation in the past than hope in the future. I ask myself, “Paddy Boy, what’s happened to your faith?” The thing is, when I attempt to answer my question, all I come up with is … Continue reading A Simple Faith