Category Archives: Meaning Making

Why Worry?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   There are times I’ve owned a time share in these foothills.  The mind is difficult geography to guard; worry can so easily muck things up and distort reality. Small things appear large Thoughts are transformed into bogeymen Friends are turned into enemies Dr. Charles Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, shared this observation: “Worry affects the circulation, the digestive system, … Continue reading Why Worry? »

A Successful Failure

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Who do you look to for leadership?  It’s hard to get from here to there if you don’t know the way.  Some paths are marked with booby traps and dead ends, and we need men and women who have been there to share their experience.  When I’ve selected my leaders unwisely I’ve gotten into loads of trouble.  At 13 I chose … Continue reading A Successful Failure »

Resurrection

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An Easter Thought In my Roman Catholic upbringing, Easter, the culmination of Holy Week, was by far the most significant holiday of the year, and it has always been an especially reflective time for me.  This Holy Week a number of dear friends are experiencing what might be described as Calvary moments, a time when hope vanishes, darkness sets in, and … Continue reading Resurrection »

Sweet Simplicity

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   I’m kind of blown away by how complicated life has gotten! Watching TV requires multiple gadgets, memberships require multiple passwords, and billing statements have multiple pages.  Public restrooms require multiple numbers to open doors.  With social media, my business has suddenly become everyone’s business. who to trust? how to trust? whether to trust? Hard questions when the whole world is … Continue reading Sweet Simplicity »

Surviving in the Hardest of Hard Times

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Rousseau said, “To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.” I remember my Grandpa Pat sharing stories of the Irish Potato Famine (1845-50), crying as he spoke.  The collective tragedy was so great that it continues to scar the Irish psyche to this day.  Hard times … Continue reading Surviving in the Hardest of Hard Times »