Category Archive: reflections

Jan 03

Peace to Grant

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As many of you know, I worked in radio for some 10 years. And one of the shows I worked on was a show called The Bob Grant Show. For people outside of the New York City area this may not be a household name, but in the 90s, Bob Grant WAS conservative talk radio. …

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Nov 05

One of the Meanest Things I’ve Ever Done

When I was a young college student, I worked my summers at a camp for gifted kids. I enjoyed it immensely. What I really enjoyed as well was having my first girlfriend, another counselor named Jennifer. I enjoyed it, until she broke up with me at the end of the summer. Fast forward a year …

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Oct 21

Where There is Darkness…

This weekend I got to do a reflection on our Sunday readings here at Canisius. I really enjoy doing these and for the first time I got to do one where the only light was given my candlelight and some small spotlights. Check it out. Man it was hard to see my notes, which I …

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Sep 16

Who Does That?

One day Marion and I were out walking Haze the Dog and at one point he decided to well…do his “business”. “Give me a bag.” I said to Marion. “I didn’t bring any.” “What do you MEAN? That’s like taking a baby out without diapers!” I said. And then I followed up with “WHO DOES …

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Aug 09

How Do You Spell Father?

And how might someone else? One of the more powerful poetry pieces I’ve seen in some time.

Aug 07

Even the Dogs Eat the Scraps

There’s a reference to dogs in today’s gospel and I will take full advantage of that to talk about my dog! Most people believe that the reference to dogs in the gospel of Matthew is a negative one. Jesus says to a Caananite women who asks his assistance “It is not right to take the …

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Aug 06

But He Did Not Know What He Was Saying

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Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration in which appears one of my favorite lines in all of scripture in Luke’s gospel: “As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one …

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Aug 05

Don’t Bother

In reading today’s scripture the words don’t bother came to mind quickly. We have Moses asking God to kill him rather than to put up with the people complaining about not having meat and having to settle for manna. (Our vegans and vegetarians now love Moses). Then we have Jesus who goes off to be …

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Jul 28

From Trauma to Forgiveness

About a week ago I commented on the Treyvon Martin/George Zimmerman case and tried to look at it from both sides. I also brought up the fact that I lived in a neighborhood where I was often afraid to walk down the street alone. I was “jumped” in front of my own house once for …

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Jul 26

How Would I Be Different If I Were Born a Woman?

Dustin Hoffman asked this question when he was making the movie Tootsie…and it made him cry. Thinking about this has given me great pause. I once said to my college friend that no man ever walks up to a woman without an ulterior motive. It was around the time that the great movie When Harry …

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