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The Nature of Sloth

I was reading a review of Josef Pieper’s Faith, Hope, Love on Amazon when the commentor (Lawrence J. King) said something that struck a deep nerve and sent a shudder through my being (I am not joking). He said: I used to think of “slothful” as synonymous with “laziness” — but this book made me realize what…

The Art of Fasting

When you mention the word fasting the first thing that usually comes to mind is absence of food, but fasting can literally be from anything, including by way of example: Televisions Movies Video games Reading Blogging Work Entertainment in general Telephone use Talking Seeing (giving your eyes a rest) People [enter what stimulates you here]…

God Give You Rest James Paul Meisheid

My brother, James Paul Meisheid, died of a heart attack on Monday afternoon, while out deep sea fishing, something he loved to do. He was with his two brothers’-in-law. His death was sudden, unexpected, and nonrecoverable, despite heroic efforts by his wife’s two brothers and the Coast Guard, who arrived about 20 minutes later. My…

A Sad Return

It has been a while since I posted anything. At first it was because I was on the drive to finish my book, which is finally behind me. But the absence also broke the habit I had cultivated and it has been hard to get back into even an intermittent posting groove. But that changed…

Thoughts For A New Year

The New Year is the traditional time for making resolutions, to commit ourselves to change for the better in some area of our lives. While most of these efforts produce little if any fruit, I whole heartedly endorse the exercise, if for no other reason than it shows we still have hope in the future,…

Loss of equilibrium

For years my wife has suffered from an irregular but recurring condition in her inner ear where she would lose her equilibrium. She gets nauseous and finds even sitting up difficult. It usually passed with the aid of a little Meclazine and sometimes those pressure bracelets help. In addition, she is very sensitive to movement,…