Category Archives: Acceptance

A Path to Serenity

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn     My stumbling block in early life was that I didn’t like living with questions.  Not at all.  In my world answers were the thing.  Whether they were right or not was, to me, not the most important thing.  What counted was that I had an answer to every question. All that changed one night in 1985 while sharing a … Continue reading A Path to Serenity »

When Doubt is an Ally

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Doubt grows with knowledge.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Today we hear many voices speak with the ring of dogmatic certainty, where the ugliest of ugly thoughts are hurled out to every time zone.  I find myself asking, how can so many be so sure of so much? Socrates once observed, “I know that I don’t know.  But you don’t know what … Continue reading When Doubt is an Ally »

Good Morning

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Recently I had a fitful night of worry, tossing and turning, my thoughts uncontrollably circulating downward.  The impending move to the Pacific Northwest had me anxious.  It was two o’clock in the morning and I found myself counting all the things that could go wrong.  I thought, it’s one thing to have moved to Chicago at age 22, quite another to … Continue reading Good Morning »

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 »

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot  There are days when life seems much too unmanageable, When the ‘fate gods‘ have all conspired against me, When my powerlessness really pisses me off, When the Serenity Prayer is wholly undecipherable to me. Days in which it seems I’m in way, way … Continue reading And the Wisdom to Know the Difference »