Category Archives: Spiritual

Book Sale

If you’re interested, Amazon has temporarily lowered the price of Don’t Worry, The Floor Broke My Fall, from $14.95 to $10.13. Thanks…


Airport Gates are Numbered for a Reason

Angela’s mother had come down to Florida to help during the first couple of weeks after we brought our new daughter Karen home from the hospital, and I was glad she did. I loved her mother very much. Angela, of course, was thrilled. I had a business trip planned, and I left several days later. Now, Angela and her mother could enjoy their time together taking care of the new baby.

sleeep_zpsti1jtxixNow, this is one of those incidents, which is fuzzy in my memory. I hope it’s fuzzy in Angela’s memory too. At the end of my trip, I was at the airport waiting for my flight by sitting in the bar getting pleasantly drunk. When my flight was called, I boarded the plane and ordered a drink from the flight attendant. I ordered several more as we flew to our layover in Houston. Continue reading

Excerpt from Chapter 4 – Working Kid

In the fall of 1963, at the age of twelve, I started my first job. I was trying to follow Dad’s example of being responsible and hardworking. The job was in an old-fashioned mom-and-pop grocery, which wasn’t so old-fashioned in those days, a block from my grandparents’ house, two doors down from the barbershop, and next to the Rexall drug store.  Continue reading

Thomas Merton in the New Yorker

  I have been an admirer and follower of Thomas Merton for 50 years. He was the quintessential writer and scholar of contemplative prayer and mysticism. This is a great, short article about Merton–just in case you ever wanted to know more about him.