Monthly Archives: October 2006

Do we have a democracy?

“It is no exaggeration to say that democratic society is founded on a kind of faith: on the conviction that each citizen is capable of, and assumes, complete political responsibility. Each one not only broadly understands the problems of government … Continue reading

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Theme change

The theme change has a Marian character to it. I’ve been thinking a lot about Our Lady and I love the color blue. The two go together for me. Blue is also one of my favorite colors. Blue and Green … Continue reading

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Professions and Vocations

Today, three more of our fraternity made their profession as Secular Franciscans. It was great to see the emotion and the support of family, friends from our fraternity and the friars present. It was a reminder of my own profession … Continue reading

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Calming the Fearful Mind

Many of us claim to be disciples of the Buddha, of Jesus Christ, of Mohammed, but we don’t listen to their teachings. Hatred cannot overcome hatred. Violence cannot overcome violence. The Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and the Sutras teach … Continue reading

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A grateful heart

Today was a day filled with apprehension. Ever since I was a little boy and traveled to the Buffalo International Airport with my father, I have had a fascination with flying. Coupled with my enthusiasm for flying is an active … Continue reading

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Slipping the surly bonds of earth..

Tomorrow afternoon I get to go flying in a Cessna Skyhawk after over a year out of the cockpit. There has been negative press lately about general aviation pilots following the tragic accident of Cory Lidle in New York City. … Continue reading

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Thoughts

I’ve found myself not looking forward to work and instead looking for a new direction in my life. I used to really look forward to work. I liked my work. Now, it seems to be not as rewarding and I … Continue reading

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