The voice of Doom doesn’t stand a chance with me.

People are always throwing around statements like “If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be good for anyone else…!”. and “You can’t change anyone else, you can only change yourself…!”  While I find this sort of preachiness to be rather grating, tiresome and trite overall, I also believe this advice to be completely spot on, but these […]

A little solstice reflection on me and Jesus.

I converted to Catholicism 10 years ago at the age of 36.  Technically it might not have been an actual conversion, as I had never been a member of any religious group before that time.  I was not raised a Christian, but my parents consistently behaved like Christians are supposed to behave, golden rule and all, and imparted their Christian values to […]

Birth of a man…

It is no wonder my first-born man-child drags himself kicking and screaming into the dawn of his manhood, he exited the womb thus after 24 hours of labor, though it seemed timeless to me.  Headstrong, I chose to soldier through this vision-quest-of-a-labor without medication or medical intervention.  I had no real outside comfort other than constant reassurance from the midwife that all was well despite real concern […]