Read or proclaim?

This photo is from the water station for the post here. Pictured is me trying unsuccessfully to capture the emotion from the exact spot where i could have been mauled or killed by a Grizzly bear, a few hours earlier. Convinced an instinctively zealot idea left me without a scratch.

Read or proclaim?


Today, the second Sunday of Advent, i’m privileged to be the first Lector at 8:45 AM Mass.

Interesting, to me anyway, to realize it’s been six months since i’ve “done a reading”.

So, in two hours there’s the choice every Lector gets when they’re scheduled, to “do the reading” or proclaim God’s Holy Word.

You can see where this is going.

There’s that zealot raising his enthusiastic head again.


For the old me who wondered why, the answer is obvious:

Everyone is different and has their own reasons. Could be respect, conformity, fear, ego, rebellion, enthusiasm and so on. No end to the reasons.

But i like the way enthusiasm fits.

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David was a narcissist

Notes from Memorial
A note describing a High School teacher who died unexpectedly two weeks ago.


David was a narcissist.

He did not go up against Goliath to die.

He must have been full of himself to think he was better at battle than Goliath.


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Please forgive anything that appears the antithesis of humility

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Please allow humility to flourish.

An entrepreneur needs to be extremely confident and driven. An entrepreneur is borderline delusional. An entrepreneur is in charge. An entrepreneur may come across as self-absorbed.

This is ugliest part of having a crazy dream and being hellbent on seeing it through.

Please forgive anything that appears the antithesis of humility.

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Unnecessary kindness

Apple Store Lehigh Valley


Store window full of 3D glasses


(photo: Store window between Apple Store and Mall entrance. Lots of eyes on each of us everyday.)

What is unnecessary kindness?

As adults, we are gifted with the opportunity to be role models every moment of every day.

We can deliver unnecessary kindness as often as we want.

Unnecessary kindness is kindness that if not delivered is not missed.

But we’re adults.

We have endless and daily time pressures, deadlines, responsibilities, etc.

But we can still be “on” all the time.


Maybe zealous, but it will never be considered being on auto-pilot. Ever.

An epiphany last night. Realizing that the way we handle major life milestones may be more important than the outcome itself.

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