Monthly Archives: August 2008

I challenge you..

A couple of weeks ago following my nephew’s graduation from Recruit Training at Great Lakes Naval Station I approached my nephew and told him I thought that national service would be a good thing for most Americans. I thought we’d … Continue reading

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Buchanan loved the speech too!

I would have thought hell had frozen over before I’d hear these words from Pat Buchanan. That is the measure of the power of Senator Obama’s acceptance speech.

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It’s about US

Today I got some emails about Senator Obama and about why I shouldn’t vote for him and it propelled me to write back and to assert that Senator McCain is not a bad person or a bad American either, but … Continue reading

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Squirrels in our midst

I drove to Olean, New York tonight for a dinner with my wife at the Beef & Barrel Restaraunt in downtown Olean. It’s one of our favorite stop and perhaps the best beef house in all of New York State. … Continue reading

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Waiting to hear

This is another good thought from Thomas Merton. Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy… In other words, the true contemplative is not the one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects … Continue reading

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Bill Cosby

Last night my wife and I drove west the sixty-seven or so miles that it is from our home in Franklinville, New York to Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua is one of those lovely contemplative venues that I love. Diane loves Bill … Continue reading

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Three generations

I put together a short video of pictures of my uncle, my Dad, myself and my nephew in uniform. That’s three generations serving the United States of America in uniform. My uncle was the lone Army veteran. Dad, Tom and … Continue reading

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