Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (This Latin phrase, meaning For the Greater Glory of God, is the motto of the Jesuit Order, and Seattle Preparatory School, my alma mater, is a Jesuit high school.) Last weekend I attended my 50th high school reunion.  What an experience it was!  It took me back, literally back, to another time and another age. It had … Continue reading Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam »

A Letter to Erin

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Dear Erin, I had a strange dream the other night and it got me thinking about you and your one-year-old Sam, and the meaning of fatherhood.  The dream poked me in the eye and reminded me of a remarkable moment we shared when you were growing up. I often settle myself into sleep by recalling happy thoughts of our time together: shooting … Continue reading A Letter to Erin »

Living Your Questions

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   How did you find the key to your life’s song?  A little story on how I found mine. I was blessed with an enlightened aunt, a Catholic nun with the Sisters of Charity Providence.  Born Annabelle, she took the name Sister Mary Audrey.  She was a wise woman, raised during the Depression in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.  She learned many lessons … Continue reading Living Your Questions »

Curing Loneliness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” ~ Tennessee Williams This is a hard reflection for me to share because it calls to mind my times of deep loneliness.  I had people to whom I was related in thought and action, but few people to whom I was truly … Continue reading Curing Loneliness »