Category Archives: Wake Up Calls

Labor Day ~ “Workin’ on It?”

A scene in a movie done a few decades ago included a line that I find intriguing. The setting was one of those “wild west” towns that Hollywood is famous for creating, but while the original setting may belong in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Decline ~ Not Just a Catholic Crisis

My definition of “crisis” and my approach to crisis intervention changed as I moved from one developmental stage to another. New discoveries, expanded awareness, and exposure to new experiences changed my perspective of what’s important. For instance, the grass around … Continue reading

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Temptation’s Awful Offspring

I had a friend years ago whose brother was considerably older. Whenever questions arose about the difference in their ages, he would say that his mom always called him her “little surprise.” We hadn’t been exposed to a barrage of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Apply Good “Judgment”

Passing judgment on the judgment of judges is easy–much more enjoyable than being judged by others in response to judgments we made ourselves. Judges always get judged for their judgments, even in cases where the repercussions are minor. I ran … Continue reading

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Corruption ~ Freedom’s Terminal Prognosis

It’s that red-white-and-blue Independence Day time again, time to unpack the beach wear, fire up the barbeque, and get ready for the annual parade of pyrotechnic creativity. It’s also a time when we should pull our minds away from the … Continue reading

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Beach Forecast ~ Dangerous Currents

It’s finally hot again and beach season is beginning. Days at the beach for a small-town country boy like me were rare, and by “rare,” I mean only a handful in the whole course of my developmental years. The few … Continue reading

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