Omissions, Commissions and Admissions

He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor. St. Ignatius of Loyola I can still feel the sensation of the padded kneeler dropping just a bit to the floor as I placed the full weight of my body on it in the confessional booth. That kneelingContinue reading “Omissions, Commissions and Admissions”

It’s All Greek to Me

Pandemic. We have had so many things interrupted, shut down and put on hold. Schools are shuttered. But learning isn’t, and now students are turning to the internet via google classrooms to continue their curriculum. Adults too, are trying out new subjects—I saw a post on learning the Hebrew alphabet with a Lutheran pastor.  IContinue reading “It’s All Greek to Me”


The two soldier students didn’t choose their school, profession or companions. In 1945, the Army tested them in order to designate them as engineers, field intelligence officers, or physicians. Andrew’s dad thought of being a pastor. My dad was a history major in college, and wrote his mother that he hated math, so hoped heContinue reading “Generations”