Matilda Syndrome

6 years ago with 33 comments in Uncategorized
When I was younger I used to write poetry, and some of it was pretty good. It was just like they tell you about: a thought or mood or phrase would suddenly erupt at the center of me, and there was nothing to be done but to sit down and work it out until it turned into a few stanzas at least. Things were different then. I was lonelier, for one, and had more time to myself, to sit around and be ...

The One Right Thing

6 years ago with 19 comments in Uncategorized
Grave harm has been wrought…by teaching that a man must find the will of God, never his own, in all things. Where we are within reality and there are ten reality choices, it is man’s choice that is absolute, that makes the choice right. There is then no need to be on the perpetual alert to find the one haunting, threatening, objective good thing to do. God wants us to wish. In our ...

Chicken Soup for the Black Death

7 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
I caught a cold, or a flu, or THE BLACK DEATH or something last Friday. I noticed it at about 2PM, which meant by the time I got home I was ready for bed. I hate, hate, hate being sick, and I was determined to kick it by Monday, so bed is pretty much where I stayed all weekend. When I used to work in a Catholic bookstore, there was a book I always saw (but never picked up) called Why Squander ...