Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I love the Super Bowl. It doesn’t matter who is playing, I can always get up for that game. I confess that although I’m not a huge Jim Harbaugh fan (I’m still bitter about 1995-96 playoff win over the Chiefs), I still cheered for SF to come back and win. I was [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m working at my favorite Panera this morning and I’m sitting next to two colleagues who are talking very loudly. At first I was judging them for being loud enough that all the people around me keep shooting them looks, to which they seem either oblivious or indifferent. I confess that have now stopped [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: For The Hope Center & MLK Jr.

I confess that when I was young many adults in my little world held MLK in deep suspicion. He was not considered a great man by them. I often heard statements like, “Once the FBI files on MLK are opened, the world will really see what he was like. And they won’t be celebrating him [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that we finally took down our Christmas tree and decorations this weekend. I confess that every year we seem to be one of the last in our neighborhood putting them up, and the last taking them down. I confess that once I do take down the decorations, I give myself silent permission to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my wife and I went to see Lincoln last night… first movie I’ve seen in far too long and it was a good one. I confess that I’ve been down on Spielberg lately because I think he forces his films upon people by manipulating emotions. Instead of provoking from the viewer a [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – 2012 Year End Confessions

Father Adam – a Benedictine monk who is my spiritual director – always says “God is good. People are crazy.” That sums up the year 2012. Here is my year-end confession. I confess that I am not a very good celebrator of New Year’s Eve. Growing up my family celebrated with Dick Clark on East [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am weary from grief and worry. I confess that last week was rough. Monday, a suicide attempt by a dear soul who was living with us at the time. Wednesday, my best friend’s nephew died inexplicably. He was just shy of two years old. Friday… you know about Friday. I confess [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my shoulders ache all the time. I confess that it seems to be worse in the winter than the summer. I tell myself it has something to do with how much I run but have no idea if running could cause shoulder pain, and I think I’m only telling myself that to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am bothered by the inclusion of pedestrian tweets and Facebook status updates in the category of “news.” Those things might be news coming from a public figure or an expert, but when the anchor says, “John from Hiawatha says…” it feels out of place to me; forced; as though they are [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I have been taking a short and much needed break from blogging the past three days. I confess that yesterday I didn’t even turn on my computer. The hiatus was probably a good thing, but I have missed the interaction and creative outlet. I confess that I watched Skyfall over the break. [Read More...]


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