Category Archives: Musings

Musings of Hope and Exhortation

(I asked our own Phillip Frank to write a piece to hearten us in these days in which, as he says, the world has gone mad. Phil has recently been through a season of personal storms. About the time Hurricane … Continue reading

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Into the New Year

By Charlie Johnston Some significant improvements and simplifications have been made to the section above dedicated to helping people join existing or develop new groups dedicated to neighbors working the next right step together. The TNRS Local Connect link at … Continue reading

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Musings: Kitty Cleveland, Russians, and Christmas Fudge

  By Charlie Johnston Our friend, Kitty Cleveland, has a new CD out, “Hail, Holy Queen,” devoted to Our Lady. I saw this message go up on her Facebook Page yesterday: “I need your help! Billboard Magazine just called for an … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Storm

By Charlie Johnston As this election season goes careening wildly towards its inevitable fiery conclusion three weeks from now, a little advice… Large political campaigns get into a higher gear six weeks out. The last three weeks are an unbearable … Continue reading

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Don’t Flail Away at the Branches, Get to the Root

By Charlie Johnston When I wrote the second installment of the “Rules of Regency,” I seriously pondered softening my description of what government work is. In the end, I only softened it by noting that some parasites are beneficial, even … Continue reading

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Walking on Water – Musings

By Charlie Johnston I am spending a few days at Our Lady of Peace Parish and Shrine in Santa Clara, California. It is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, holds three Daily Masses each day, and is jam-packed. I … Continue reading

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Navigating the Valley of Death

By Charlie Johnston 23rd Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths … Continue reading

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Musings – The Comet Arrives

By Charlie Johnston At one of my presentations last year a man was taking copious notes. When I opened things up for questions he asked me when the comet was going to hit, on Wednesday or Thursday. I looked at … Continue reading

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The Hand of God?

When I saw this striking photo of an unprecedented cloud formation over Madeira, Portugal from Monday, I thought that if God is mad enough to shake His fist at the world, I don’t feel nearly so bad for being cranky … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Lent

As we prepare for the Lenten Season, I have been considering what some key issues are that I want to cover. In the next few weeks, I will post items on The Church as the Family of God, the Divine … Continue reading

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