BOOK REVIEW: A One-Step Process to Break the Parent-Adult Child Cycle of Abuse and Pain

BOOK REVIEW: A One-Step Process to Break the Parent-Adult Child Cycle of Abuse and Pain

A review of Sam and Gifford Keen’s Prodigal Father Wayward Son: A Roadmap to Reconciliation —  Best-selling author, Sam Keen (Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man), and his son, Gifford (Gif), were estranged for many years. Sam’s story is the all too common account of a father working hard, gaining fame and then cashing…
BOOK REVIEW: Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

BOOK REVIEW: Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

Unstructured time is an under-appreciated and wasted gift in today’s modern industrialized world. We are driven by activity and fill moments of silence with busyness. We are conditioned to equate “work” with virtue and are uneasy with solitude. Authors Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin in “Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude” challenge this modern…
BOOK REVIEW: Fatima – Advice, Direction and Hope for Living Our Lives Well

BOOK REVIEW: Fatima – Advice, Direction and Hope for Living Our Lives Well

A Review of Rev Joseph Roesch MIC’s “Fatima: A Pilgrimage with Mary” — “Fatima: A Pilgrimage with Mary” author Father Joseph Roesch, MIC, is the Vicar General of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a fraternal community of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. He worked as an…
Clueless In Seattle

Clueless In Seattle

The advance of secularism and moral relativism in the public square is accelerating at an alarming rate – just watch prime time TV programming; see a movie targeted to teens/young adults such as “The Pineapple Express”; note the increase in state court rulings redefining marriage or forcing healthcare workers to participate in medical procedures against…
Flight 1459 and Everyday Heroes

Flight 1459 and Everyday Heroes

Last weekend, my wife and I went to the Danville Town Green to participate in a Hero’s Welcome for one of our own, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. “Sully” became known to the world on a cold January 15th afternoon several weeks ago when he set his US Air Airbus A-320 safely and spectacularly down on…