Category Archives: Relationships

Meaning

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” ~ Buddha Anthropologist Ashley Montagu said it well:  “The meaning of a word is the action it … Continue reading

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Winter

When Mother Nature has the stage as she has lately, she reminds us all that we really can’t control everything yet, especially when it comes to Planet Earth’s weather, but I believe we can control how we respond to adversity. … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Dear All, As the December 2017 holidays come to a close, some of us begin to think about making changes in our lives for the New Year. I encourage you to make one change that is harder for a lot … Continue reading

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Gatherings

Dear Everybody – Merry Browne once wrote: “Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to be better. But don’t be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying.” Often we are required to … Continue reading

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Good Friends

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the                                                   doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. ~ Cicero Dear Everybody, What is a friend?  To me it is someone who knows our faults and still sees … Continue reading

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Praise

Xenophon, a Greek historian, once said “The sweetest of all sounds is praise.” Praise is seen in your eyes when you look at your beloved. Praise is felt in your touch when you embrace. Praise is heard in your voice … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – October 9, 2017

Question for Bernie: Dear Bernie, How are you? I was meaning to drop you a line for a while now – better late than never. I have recently been listening to a couple of your meditation talks on my phone … Continue reading

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Focusing on Life and Truth

My camera has an automatic focus. I point at something, and it focuses on it. It doesn’t argue with me, turn away, go out of focus, or refuse to see what is right before it. People, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Health Care Crisis

Here is an article I wrote some time ago, but it remains very timely.  The debate over health care continues, so I’ll share my thoughts with you again about this vitally important issue. The present health care crisis is not … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – July 31, 2017

Question for Bernie: Hi Bernie, Something tragic has happened to a family we know. The 49 year old dad just died in his sleep the other night. The three kids are in high school and belong to our parish. And … Continue reading

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