The Curiosity Switch and the Pause Button

Olivia, our 5-year-old granddaughter, recently arrived at our house and announced loudly – “It stinks in here!” Olivia was noticing the garlic smell from our just cooked meal. Later Kelly, the woman to whom I am married, was talking with Olivia and said – “It did not bother me what you said about our house […]

January Mulligan

January 2018 was not a great month for me. My mom died in early January. She was 90 years old and ready to die — the day before she died I asked if she wanted to talk with a priest, she said, “I have already talked to two different priests!” She had her affairs in […]

Flooded! (with meaning potentials)

The last few weeks for folks in the Houston area have been a blur. Many people have lost their homes, possessions and some, their lives. The entire community has suffered a multitude of losses, and the grief is apparent – both in the shock of those who directly suffered, and the depression and guilt felt […]