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On Poetry

Poetry is the realization that the silence of being says more than the noise of words.

Loves Lord by Edward Dowden

I really loved this short poem by Edward Dowden. I found it in “The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse,” which was recommended to my by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Yes, he is deceased, but books...

On Leadership

One who has never seen the sun would be blinded by the moon.These words came to my mind when I was accused of having leadership abilities. I don't know if it's a proverb or if I came across it in...

On Resting By Oneself

The idea that is bad to rest by oneself betrays a misunderstanding of the different kinds of rest. There is more to rest than play, or the passive consumption of entertaining content. There is a...