Let’s get Ugly

You see I find it too easy to appreciate the obvious reasons to enjoy your company. You’re beautiful in appearance. You’re complimentary to my ego. All very soothing and delightful to experience. What I’m most interested in and perhaps morbidly attracted to are the less appealing aspects of your personality. This may all sound ratherContinue reading “Let’s get Ugly”

So it goes…and goes…

Greetings friends and reading enthusiasts. I am at the crux of, order out of chaos or vice versa and have no wish to discern which. The following are a couple passages from recent reading that have struck me as profound, though why is still a mystery. The hidden life of love, in its most inwardContinue reading “So it goes…and goes…”

Horseman of the Soul

Time’s tailor has never made a robe for anyone Without then slashing it to pieces. See how the million fools of this world Pay Satan heaps of gold for pain! Don’t stretch out your legs on this earth-carpet, It is a borrowed bed; fear that day His messengers come to roll it up forever. HowContinue reading “Horseman of the Soul”

Something out of the Ordinary

Or perhaps, for you, not so much. Today or I should say. Beginning late last night I went to Christmas midnight Mass. I felt led to participate in this blessed tradition and am not sure of why. I went embracing the mystery of it all. I am not Catholic and am still mystified by all theContinue reading “Something out of the Ordinary”

Demolition precedes Renovation

I am reflecting on this year. I started writing here about this time last year. My eyes and being have been subject to a wonderous eco-system of artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and downright hilarious expressionists. All here to get out what can no longer be contained within. Mine is a journey of ongoing and perpetual self-discoveryContinue reading “Demolition precedes Renovation”

The Objective Seems Obvious

I find the writings of Thomas Merton a profound foretaste to what is painfully obvious to me in today’s media and political and cultural discourse. “A message to Poets” Thomas Merton  February 1964 “COLLECTIVE LIFE is often organized on the basis of cunning, doubt, and guilt. True solidarity is destroyed by the political art of pitting one manContinue reading “The Objective Seems Obvious”

XIX

I am reflecting on receiving my 19-year medallion this past Saturday’s monthly sobriety recognition and speaker meeting. Ther was an Al-Anon speaker and an AA speaker. It very enlightening to hear the perspective of the emotions of the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. The AA speaker was very good as well. I am struck recently that,Continue reading “XIX”

The most valuable thing

It was slightly more than 20 years ago. A delightful summer afternoon, ironically this memory includes me mowing the lawn. Ironic because I because I mow lawns for a living in the summer. My friend John is walking by. I stop what I’m doing to visit. He tells me about a new type of treatment program thatContinue reading “The most valuable thing”

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