Category: Reflections

  • Survival of the Kindest

    During my run today I listened to the CDC’s Tapestry podcast called, Survival of the Kindest. The podcast added a dimension to my understanding of human life. Professor Keltner’s studies of human emotion seem to turn the Hobbesian view of human nature – that life is nasty, brutish, and short – on its head. Keltner […]

  • Robert B. Kurre

    Dad, who was 86, and lived  Springfield, Mo., died at 2:55 p.m. , March 13, 2010, in The Manor at Elfindale. Robert was born June 15, 1923, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Harry and Catherine (Braun) Kurre. Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-1946. He was a master woodworker and an avid follower […]

  • Congratulations Dorothy Rasche, SP

    I’m sending congratulations to my friend Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP as she celebrates her Golden Jubilee as a Sister of Providence. I became the Director of Religious Education for St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis, IN following Sister Dorothy. At that point I knew her only from the documents she left in the files at St. […]

  • And the Difference Is. . .

    On May 27, 2009 we paid for an appraisal of our home. To our surprise our home appraised for exactly $30,485 less than the Lincoln County Assessor values it at. From our perspective that’s an enormous difference — $30,485. The difference amounts to a $621.20 difference for our property tax bill. I’m not opposed to […]

  • The Sustainable Cities Imperative

    I think the article, “The Sustainable Cities Imperative” by George Beard in the March 16th issue of Nation’s Cities Weekly is challenging. I think several points merited further reflection and discussion. He says, “So here is a hypothesis for you: Cities and their surrounding regions that fail to manage land use over time and that […]

  • Stand By Me – Beautiful International Version

    Thanks to my friend D’Esta for this link. Enjoy.

  • Diocesan Trio

    Pat, Kevin and I, The Diocesan Trio, provided the music for a retreat the North Platte Catholic Offices conducted at Camp Comeca recently. Camp Comeca is located South of Cozad, Nebraska and is a beautiful and quite environment for a retreat. Pat kept us in time as the music was written and the other retreat […]

  • Benjamin Zander

    I first experienced Benjamin Zander at an event at the University of Dayton. His book, written with Rosamund Stone Zander The Art of Possibility is worth read.

  • George Carlin Dies at 71

    I was sorry to learn that George Carlin died Sunday. I’ve enjoyed, been provoked by and challenged by his humor and satire. Thank you George! You will find a story about Carlin here.

  • Anniversary of Mom’s Death

    Today is the one year anniversay of Mom’s death. I do miss her.