Monthly Archives: March 2016

What I Found in My Closet

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   “There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless”~ Wilson Misner Maybe it’s because these restless skeletons of ours really want to dance. For a long time, I believed that skeletons were passed on from one generation to the next as an unwanted family inheritance.  The less one spoke of a skeleton the better, and if one did, … Continue reading What I Found in My Closet »

Throwing a Life Preserver

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are in the present but as they may become.” Thomas Monson  Such are the eyes of Sponsors and Real Friends. I heard a story of an old man who made it his life’s work to act as the “honorary sponsor” of the Niagara River near the falls.  He walked the shores of … Continue reading Throwing a Life Preserver »

When History BECOMES the Probem

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When was the last time you experienced a gulf between men and women? I recently experienced a vivid reminder.  I had just parked my car at Target and was walking toward the entrance when I came upon a Muslim woman with three kids in tow struggling to get a large box into the trunk of her car.  She was having no luck as … Continue reading When History BECOMES the Probem »

Soul Surrender

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender.” ~ William Booth Have you given any thought to your own “cultural DNA?”  To the landscapes, the religious and political systems, and the other forces that shaped your ancestors – and that helped to shape you? Forty years ago I had a conversation with my great aunt Nora Moriarty, … Continue reading Soul Surrender »