Someone Change the Channel

COVID-19 The isolation that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic provided the opportunity for me to do some studying.  Actually, it was more like a time of deep reflection.  As a priest, I saw the stoppage of routine activities as an opportunity for deeper spiritual...

Thoughts Along the Tour de Donut

It all began with the Tour de Donut.  (What a name!)  This last time I only did ten miles of it.  I was out of shape, every hill was a challenge.  One of them started me thinking: when on a bicycle, every hill is a negation.  It is a deal brokered between biker, bike...

The Philosophers

I absolutely love this painting.  It’s just two people walking in a pastoral setting, but there is so much there to see.  It was painted in 1917, in the midst of the ongoing turmoil of the Bolshevik Revolution that would result in one of these men being exiled...

The Start (and End) of Something

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and each grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.”

Vichnaya Pamyat (+Fr. Tom Hopko, +3/18/2015)

 “Looking forward!”Those were the last words of the last messageYou left on my voicemail.We were making plans for lunchAnd what a lunch.Syrian food from Mary’sDairy Queen to top it offYou were so happy.And so was IYou shared so many storiesOf...