I stumbled out of the tiny twin bed in my room this week at the Abbey and quickly put on some clothes to make it to Lauds - prayer at 5:45 AM preceeding Mass. It was hard to get up this morning but the Monks have been up since 3, this is their second prayer… Continue reading Meditation at Gethsemani
The house is still. Several moments ago, there was this swirl of activity. Packing the car, looking for any last item, making sure she has her coat. Several moments ago, we were still talking. Several moments ago, I was cooking breakfast. Several moments ago, she was here. And now she is off. And all is… Continue reading She’s Gone Again and I’m Left with Love
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." Epictetus I like to think I am an organized and goal-oriented person... but I'd like you to meet my friend Wina, a woman on my team in China with whom I've been working for years.… Continue reading Do You Have Uplifting People In Your Life?
I'm sorry if you thought my title was in jest - I don't have any Mother-in-Law jokes. I really like my Mother-in-Law -- but I know I am in the minority. And why is that? I am forever perplexed that women don't get along with the most inspirational woman in the life of the man… Continue reading Sunday Inspiration – Thankful for: Mothers-In-Law
My daughter, Kateri, completed the Athens Marathon today. I was nervous for her - running in a country she has never been before and running 26 miles! She did quite well, finishing at 4:18 - quite an impressive time. "The Authentic Marathon" is 122 years old with over 15,000 runners from all over the world… Continue reading Sunday Inspiration from Athens