Tag Archives: Family

Book: Sermon on the [pitcher’s] Mound

“I’ve never been very comfortable looking in the mirror. Life can be so much easier without the messy complication of self-examination.”  – Michael O’Connor, talking about the marriage relationship in his book Sermon on the Mound. It seems to me, … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Man

  This world lost a great man a week ago, although you wouldn’t have known about him unless you’ve read the couple of posts on this blog where I mentioned him. His name was Winfred Murphy, or ‘Pinky’ as he’s … Continue reading

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Friday Lite: Father and Son

  Make someone happy. Make just one someone happy. And you will be happy too. – Jimmy Durante, the song Make Someone Happy – – – – – Maybe this ‘Friday Lite’ post will make you laugh or I hope … Continue reading

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‘Christmas’ Music Soothes the Savage Beast

Tis’ the Season for Christmas music. One local radio station went to an ‘All Christmas Music’ format a full two weeks before Thanksgiving. Sadly, Christmastime has become such a stressful season. A time full of a whirlwind of activities, demands … Continue reading

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Orville and Wilbur…..and David?!?

Last month my favorite non-fiction writer came out with his latest book. David McCullough’s newest is The Wright Brothers, who we all remember from grade school history class but actually know very little about. McCullough is just the historian to … Continue reading

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Me, Peggy Murphy, and God

I returned this week from Eugene Oregon after flying up for a couple of days to attend a funeral for my Aunt Peg. She was 91. At first you might say, “Wow, what a long life!” But my heart replies, … Continue reading

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Movie: Interstellar – Best of the Year?

“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these … Continue reading

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