People talk today as if the present state of the Catholic Church is a disaster– some like to claim that this time the wheels really are coming off and that the Church can’t possibly survive the scandals, the onslaught of secularism, the Obama administration, the transition into the information age. If you think those things, … More The Church is a Dying? Uh huh.
As [Jesus] was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall … More “Ugh,” Said the Rich Young Ruler
How St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Principle and Foundation can help you understand your relationship with money and possessions … More A Saint’s Decluttering Method
I hate sunny self-help stuff. While I understand the need for a positive and hopeful outlook for making personal change, I also know that efforts at weight loss tend to produce a lot of negative feelings. Managing those feelings by anticipating them and having strategies for dealing with them seem pretty key to me. So … More PART 3: Head Solutions for Food Problems: The Advice I Live By (How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change)
Off Duty Everyone involved would be ashamed to be identified in this story except for me. Most of the people who were present when it happened were already ashamed because they were homeless which, during the Reagan years, was hardly something to be ashamed of. It happened. For some reason as a nation we had … More Off Duty
Still with me? OK, so now I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned so far about losing a lot of weight in as non-technical and simple a way as I can. This is the game. I can’t say that it’ll work for you or for anyone else, but this is what has worked for … More PART 2: Food Solutions to Food Problems (How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change)
Note to the reader: Before I start, I should say this: My effort to take better care of myself is very much a work in progress. I am not an expert on anything except maybe my own experience. Some aspects of my experience are really difficult to admit and write about, but my hope is … More Part 1 of How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change