The Bishop and the Singer

After seeing headlines all weekend saying “Bishop Apologizes for touching Ariana Grande,” I watched the video.  I am angry. I am frustrated. There are a number of things this brought up for me… 1) The bishop’s behaviour was completely inappropriate. To...

Tales from the Road : The Old Neighborhood

It is still crazy for me to realize that I moved to Albany 29 years ago this August, and haven’t lived here for 24 years. This morning we had breakfast in our old neighborhood. The picture above is of the parking lot of the local Hannafords. It used to be Stop and...

Tales from the Road

This afternoon, Liz, Méabh, and I drove from Chicago to Dayton, Ohio. We had lunch in Dayton and then headed on to Columbus. But we needed gas first. This has been one of the problems we have encountered on the trip so far. At gas stations, the pumps ask for our zip...

When Are You Going to Die?

Yesterday at lunch, M asked, “Dad, when are you going to die?” We were out with the team that is here from Pennsylvania and a couple of them were at our table. They seemed as uncomfortable as I was. I said, “I don’t have any plans. When would...
Gratitude Hacking

Gratitude Hacking

About eight years ago I began exploring the topic of productivity/life hacking. I read Getting Things Done, by David Allen. I subscribed to productivity blogs, and wasted a lot of time experimenting with things that were going to make me more productive. Some of the...
Our Week in Madrid

Our Week in Madrid

    Last week Elizabeth and I were in Madrid for a five day assessment with Christian Associates. We’ll be sharing more about this process in our newsletter. It was a good time made possible because our 20-year-old daughter took time off from work to...