The Language of Silence

"Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation." - Father Thomas Keating. Throughout my life, I have spent a lot of time in nature.  As a young boy, I would play in the woods and creek behind our neighborhood.  When I was a teenager, I worked on my grandfather's farms.  In college...well, … Continue reading The Language of Silence

On Clouds

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock “If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong … Continue reading On Clouds

Cleaning Out

I have been in a bit of a funk lately. I am not sure of the exact cause, but it may have to do with a bad case of poison ivy that I got while doing some work in the woods. Constant itching and lack of sleep doesn't put one in a chipper mood. The … Continue reading Cleaning Out

Be Aware

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. I don't know the source of this message, but I know that it is important.  We must be constantly aware of how we are … Continue reading Be Aware

Water

One of the many pleasures of being a father is attending morning Mass with by boys at their school.  Each one has Mass on a different day, so I have a chance to have special time with each of them individually.  I am grateful that I have a schedule that allows me to do this … Continue reading Water

Transform It, Don’t Transmit It

A remarkable thing happened on our family's Spring Break vacation.  We skied the slopes of Breckenridge.  Our boys got autographs of some players of the Denver Nuggets and an autograph from Isiah Thomas (of the Bad Boys, not the Nugs).  We watched an amazing game with a last second shot by the Nuggets to win.  … Continue reading Transform It, Don’t Transmit It

Common Ground

I recently listen to the Hunting Collective podcast in which the host and guest discussed Public Lands and the importance of protecting these treasures.  I highly recommend listening to this podcast, not just because of the Public Lands discussion, but for the Wisdom they imparted on how we need to listen to one another and … Continue reading Common Ground