Monthly Archives: January 2012

“We are Not a Glum Lot”: The Twelve Step—and Christian—Ethic of Happiness

Not often have I used this space as a kind of open journal, but this week is going to be a bit different.  My program of recovery tells me I must be rigorously honest, and some of my blog-readers have … Continue reading

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Bishop Zavala’s Fall: On Accountability Before and After Hitting the Bottom

Interested readers might want to ponder this link before reading my post for this week.   It has to do with Catholic Bishop Gabino Zavala, who recently resigned after admitting that he had been living a double life, has long been … Continue reading

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On Regrets, Resolutions and Renewal

New Years brings an understandable desire for us to review the year, and years, now passed, to be grateful for our blessings, to grow more honest about our shortcomings and regrets, and to make changes going forward.  This desire, of … Continue reading

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