Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

Nebulae and Flowers As Spiritual Guides

I looked up from the book I was reading in my backyard and stared into a flower.  Earlier in the week, I looked at pictures of nebulae for no particular reason other than they were beautiful.  As I stared into … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice I had an original copy and read the first edition of Sophie’s Choice, William Styron’s opus, in 1979. I loaned it to someone but never got it back. I loved that book, and as I read it, I … Continue reading

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Summer Rain

The summer rain reveals a magical world of green.

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America

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Banner Day for Team Guepard

Months ago, Gail Megaloudis Rongen – Chairman of the Board of the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – and I decided to combine our energies and support a group of young men in Cité Soleil, Haiti who train 100 young boxers.  One … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Mr. Martini

I wisely took my bicycle ride at 0530 yesterday morning in anticipation of Wisconsin temperatures rising into the 90’s.  As the temperature climbed, I decided to build a bird house in the cool shade of my garage.  I found the … Continue reading

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Trout

Fifty years ago, I fished for trout in Bash Bish Brook on Mount Washington, Massachusetts with my brother.  Those were good days.  The few times I went salmon fishing in the Russian River when I lived in Alaska in the … Continue reading

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It Begins

               

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Washing of the Feet

As I view the pictures of Pope Francis washing prisoners’ feet yesterday, I am reminded of a passage from Jesuit James Martin’s masterpiece Jesus, A Pilgrimage … “… I never fail to think how different Christian churches would be if … Continue reading

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Gethsemane

The night that changed the world.

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