Category Archives: Sobriety

The Kiss of Joy

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”  ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ? Now shall I walk Or shall I ride? “Ride”, Pleasure said; “Walk”, Joy replied.?Now what shall I — Stay home or roam? “Roam”, Pleasure said; And Joy — “Stay Home.”?Now shall I dance, Or sit for dreams? “Sit,” answers Joy; “Dance,” Pleasure screams.?Which of ye two Will kindest be? … Continue reading The Kiss of Joy »

The Boundary of Fear

“Fear cannot touch me… It can only taunt me, It cannot take me, Just tell me where to go… I can either follow, Or stay in my bed… I can hold on to the things that I know… The dead stay dead, They cannot walk. The shadows are darkness. And darkness cannot talk” ― Christopher RiceI saw recently that less than 50 of percent of the US population are vaccinated against Covid-19, and of … Continue reading The Boundary of Fear »

Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds

The Minneapolis Herald Tribune recently featured a story about two dear friends of mine, Sam Hanson and his son, Jai.  The story provides a timely message in bridge-building and one that during these divisive times will surely bring a healing balm.   Not an either/or: Minnesota police officer and dad find common ground on race and policing. Police officer, ex-judge work to see eye to eye. … Continue reading Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds »