Category Archives: Commentary

Leadership

The leaders of our two main political parties are now established. Now what do we do to vett our own choices? From time to time we need to assess whether our leaders in politics and business and even the leader in ourselves, measure to the definition. Leadership is the ability to enthuse, to inspire, to create, to accomplish goals for the greater good. Some seek leadership, some are promoted to it, some are elected to it and some have it thrust upon them. There is…

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9/11 #2

Like many of you, I visited Ground Zero a number of times over the years. I would pass the wall of shrines at Trinity Church where flowers, letters, and photos were set in sacred reverence on the wrought iron fence. Each tribute a collective jolt and individual pain reminding us of what we lost. In September of 2001, we prayed and tried to rescue those we thought might be alive and trapped beneath the tombs of debris. We cried as each body was recovered and…

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9/11

I will be traveling to a wonderful wilderness part of this sentient planet at the end of this week and thus I will not post for several days. America is coming up on a sad and tragic anniversary and the next few posts from me will be about that time of terror. How do we begin to understand the deep desperation, the consuming hatred of the terrorists who viewed life with such little value and with so much darkness, they could not see a future…

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Hurricane Gustav

Whenever nature explodes into an aberrational fury, we quickly reestablish awe for her power and acknowledge our respect, not only for her seemingly indiscriminate manifestation of the elements, but for a force we cannot truly understand or appreciate. Those who live in a hurricane’s path know that it’s coming and they’d better get away. Our friends, our common communities in the parishes of Louisiana and in the city of New Orleans understand the trepidation all to well for hurricane Katrina is fresh in their minds…

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