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Day by Day

This hymn has had a profound influence on my life ever since I was a small child. In fact, one of my earliest memories (if not my very earliest memory) was of  me sitting at my parents feet in Venezuala and hearing mom and dad sing this song during “church”...

At the Gate of the Year

  “In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray.” – Dante Alighieri   I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied,...

Flummoxed

Kairos My time with God was especially rich today. I know this is only because so many of you have been praying for me. Yesterday, after the evening prayer service, a dear friend of mine had the courage to ask me how I was doing spiritually. Now this may not...

Our Divine Brother In Our Distress

More Uncertainty I had another neurology appointment on Monday. As it stands right now, my neurologist is not sure exactly how to classify my disorder, but thinks we should start considering Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or diseases in the Parkinson’s-Plus family. In it’s early stages, PD is difficult to distinguish...

Spinal Tap

I had my lumbar puncture (AKA Spinal Tap) today. It was an odd sensation. Those of you who have had an epidural during child birth can relate. I’m sure it was the same odd sensation that you felt. All in all, it went well. I am amazed at how...

The Gate of the Year

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown”! And he replied: “Go ye into the darkness, and put thy hand into the hand of God; for that shall be unto thee better...