Category Archives: Detachment

The Birth of the iPhone (and the Death of People-Watching)

I have an iPhone 5. Clearly, I’m big time. This is my first smart phone. In many ways, it’s been incredibly helpful. I have my iCal with me at all times, so I no longer double-book myself three or four … Continue reading

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The Death of Colors and The Birth of Hygeine

I am not a naturally clean person. To wit: When I was a senior in college, I lived in a house with five other guys. One day I woke up, threw on some shorts and socks, and went into the … Continue reading

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The Death of The Grinch

I recently finished reading a book entitled The Practice of the Presence of God (with Spiritual Maxims). It is a collection of thoughts by and about a simple monk who lived in the seventeenth century. He was not an abbot … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Death of Comfort

As I write this, I’m laying on our love-seat, feet up, head propped on a pillow, belly full of milk and my wife’s peanut-butter cookies, Blues playoff hockey on the television, favorite pair of jeans unbuttoned and plain white t-shirt … Continue reading

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The Death of Complacency (and the Birth of Celebration!)

Jesus is raised! Alleluia! Let the Easter feasting begin! This past weekend was a big one for my family. My daughter turned one on Good Friday, and let me tell you, she was an awfully fussy birthday girl after fasting … Continue reading

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The Death of Jesus

Tomorrow, we begin our observance of the Triduum, in which we can participate in Christ’s establishment of the Eucharist, His Passion and death on the Cross, and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Heavy stuff. I didn’t post much about Lent … Continue reading

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The Death of Facebook

About three or four months ago, I got rid of my Facebook account. It’s been a good couple of months. I canceled my account because there was nothing about Facebook that was leading me towards Christ. I was wasting my … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear (and the Birth of Virtue)

Today, my greatest fear was realized. I let someone down. I experienced the most gentle of reprimands from one of my bosses at work, and it shook me up for about an hour. During that hour, I did everything from … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear (and the Birth of Love)

I mentioned what is probably my greatest fear in my last post: I am really scared to let people down. But, of course, I do let others down all the time. So I am coming to terms with that fear, … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear

With the start of a new school year returns the rush of syllabi preparation, lesson planning, name learning, and technology battling that quickly sweeps away the last remnants of summer relaxation. Not only is there no time for blogging (sorry … Continue reading

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