Leave The Children Alone … Men, Be Good Men

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/mar/14/obama-transparency-podesta-sunshine-week   My heart truly goes out to the countless goodhearted, wise, godly, Catholics  … angry and saddened … for fellow-Catholics who have been sexually abused by Catholic priests / nuns.  Another story in the news: victims of sexual abuse, perpetrated upon by Catholic priests, get a settlement (Seattle). *”The Archdiocese of Seattle … to pay […]

Remembrance of 11, September, 2001

The grief, the thankfulness, both happening in a place where the choices are made … to NOT forget the attack on the U.S., September 11, 2001. That morning I walked into the men’s shelter I worked at, the chapel, and stood with a group of guys I worked with, looking up at the huge screen […]

Men, An August Audibility About Autism Awareness

Audibility?  WOW!  Such vocabulary . . .  I want to be audible about the giftedness with fatherhood of an autistic child.  And I am all over the map, incidentally.  Driving my old Subaru, traveling with my family, putting miles on the car, it is a small map.  Negotiating the routes, the directions, the turns and […]

Writers: Ever Heard of Lou Blonger?

Not referring to spectacles, as I am wearing now, to see clearly, as in “I can see clearly now the rain has gone …” (Credence Clearwater Revival / John Fogerty).   No, I am referring to readers: books, articles, blogs.  Not only writers, but readers.  Stephen King, in his book on writing, said: “If you want […]

Exiled Men

EXILE: what a bummer!  Removed from your country, because of political issues? Or, something you said?   You may have seen this quote before. “No exile … at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc … separates us more effectively from others … than the practice of a hidden vice.”  Marcel Proust  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/exile.html […]