Worry

I was on the phone last night for an hour talking someone down off their worry ledge.  Actually, that’s not true.  I wasn’t equipped to talk them down, I didn’t have the script for it, all I could do was listen.  And now I’m taking the time to think it through, reflect and work out … Continue reading Worry

But Why?

I don't know what age children are when they start asking, ‘But why?’  Are they three-years old?  Four?  And when does the, ‘But why?’ battery wear out?  I going to guess it wears out sometime around sixteen; the age at which the questions evaporate because they (kid-ults) know the answer to everything.  From such secure … Continue reading But Why?

Prayer Push

A.’s car wouldn’t start this morning.  It might have been the cold.  When we were small, five Hail Marys got our car going when the temperature dropped and the engine hacked like a 30-a-day smoker and refused to budge – it worked every time.  Its clogged up mechanical throat cleared and it spluttered to life … Continue reading Prayer Push