Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Perfection of Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer

    Many years ago I worked for a year in a hospital-based substance abuse program for the dually diagnosed; residents had to have an addiction plus a major mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It was my first … Continue reading

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Fear 24/7 Media-Circus Addicts

    If we are what we watch, then I think that’s what we have become–news freak junkies jonesin’ for the next titillating fix.  That, and a nation of obsessively fearful security freaks buying into the notion that we are in control–sadly, Christians buy into that … Continue reading

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Autism, etc.

    April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day and the whole month of April is Autism Awareness Month. In the past five or six years there has been this huge upswing in interest in autism and autism spectrum disorders like Asperger’s Syndrome. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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RIP: Brennan

    This past weekend was one of sad news.  On Friday, I learned of the passing of perhaps my all-time favorite comedian, Jonathan Winters.  He was 87 and a Marine Corps veteran of WWII in the Pacific.  Jonny was very likely … Continue reading

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Blessings Restored

    Blessings Restored is the title of a book I’ve been pecking away at for the past two years, and it is pretty much complete. It is a workbook based on a book that I published in 2005, The Unwelcome Blessing.  The sub-title of … Continue reading

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AKA: Goldmine Joe

    “By the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining Big-Sea-Water stood the wigwam of Nokomis, daughter of the moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine trees…” Longfellow ~ “Song of Hiawatha”     There … Continue reading

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1945

    Okay, I know I watch the Military History Channel way too much–but it was on this date in 1945, a date that was both April Fools Day and Easter Sunday that year, that we began our amphibious invasion of … Continue reading

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