Essays

Essays2020-01-24T15:21:52+00:00

A Sporting Chance

I must admit to a certain degree of sadness at the loss of college football this year. Oh, I know several conferences have decided to forge ahead with abbreviated schedules, and others are involved in lawsuits asking for the universities to re-consider, but the virus, I believe, has other plans for all of us. Has it been difficult to acknowledge […]

August 31st, 2020|Essays|

Let’s Dance!

The summer grows hotter. The world roils with the pandemic. I stretch the limits of my housebound sanctuary and, when the mood strikes, I dance.

Visiting our grandchildren last weekend, I was struck by the eagerness of my five-year-old grandson to hold a dance party. Cooped inside due to heat and COVID, regular outdoor activities have been curtailed. I understand the […]

August 1st, 2020|Essays, inspirational, motivational, philosophical, Uncategorized|

A Musing On Truth and Lies

Can you remember the first lie you ever told? I can’t. What I do remember is the flush accompanying the misrepresentation, the internal conflict when the admonitions of parents and priests collided with the need to shift blame, to deny guilt. Even the slightest misdirection resulted in an agony of self-reproach. I was never a good liar. I do not […]

June 30th, 2020|Essays|

A World Turned Upside Down

Note:  I drafted the following essay before our country erupted in chaos in protest of the police brutality and murder of George Floyd. I felt a need to add an uplifting look at the pandemic-infused world. Now, our nation is even more in need of healing. Next month, I may address this canker at the heart of our society, but […]

May 31st, 2020|contemplative, emotive, Essays|

Toward An Invincible Spring

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger –

something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

April, in the year of our Lord 2020

The map of the world via televised reports grows ever […]

March 31st, 2020|contemplative, Essays, inspirational, philosophical|