Father John interview

Disneyland Magic Happens performer
Looks like Joy to me. Disneyland Magic Happens parade performer – supporting Coco float.

Why Father John initiated a 30-minute video recorded interview with me is mysterious.

Did he read Mid Life Celebration?

Will ride a bicycle to Holy Family Church for today’s 10:30AM interview.

Will pray every step (pedal) of the way, like everyday.

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Interview with God (video)


Most parents feel the same…

Dear Son, crazy how endless my love is for you. Even as i try to help you i can feel your aversion for parental guidance. Most teens do.

It’s common for teens to (stereotypically) rebel and avoid their parent(s).

At an unknown future time, you will look back and feel deep gratitude.

i wish it would happen sooner.

While we both wait, i will find solace in quiet moments with our creator.

Note: Our relationship is excellent. This post is referring in general terms to the journey required to create and maintain an excellent parent/child relationship.





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President Obama Sobriety

Rarely watching TV, I was captivated the other night when Charlie Gibson was interviewing United States President, Barack Obama, on the ABC Evening News.

The one word that really made me put things into perspective, was a word the President Obama used to describe how the decision to send US troops to Afghanistan was different from other critical US policy decisions.


President Obama spoke of a certain level of sobriety that was needed on that particular decision. He said it was the one decision that was different from all the others. I paraphrase here, to illustrate the magnitude:

“Bailing out the auto industry or the financial system is one thing. But picturing Arlington Cemetery, with a mother, sitting in the rain, in front of a tombstone…..”