I’m going to keep this simple because when I think of all the things that I’ve done and been interested in, the list itself could fill a book, or two. The main points are: I was born in Detroit and grew up in a Presbyterian household. I left Detroit to join the Air Force shortly after I graduated from high school, served in Viet Nam in the 5th Combat Weather Squadron (Xuan Loc & Lai Khe). On my return, I took advantage of the G.I. Bill and attended U.T. Austin and finished with an accounting degree from UT El Paso. A few years later, I became a CPA, retiring in 2013 as a corporate controller. I still work a little part time to help out the company as needed. I spent most of my life in Texas where, nearly 20 years ago I crossed the Tiber and became Catholic. Even though I’m a product of the 1960s I proudly claim never to have been a hippy nor worn a tie-die t-shirt; I’ve always had to earn a living.
About 15 years ago I moved to Colorado for work but also because of the growing crime and general unpleasantness of El Paso. I’m interested in Benedictine spirituality, mystery books, taking pictures in the mountains, reading, and listening to classical music, especially Bach and the other Baroque composers.
While I expect to write about a variety of topics, including reading, writing and blogging, things I’m very interested in, the focus of the blog is simply the joys and trials of everyday life Being Catholic. I don’t expect to concentrate on arguments about dogmas and doctrines, there are a lot of other blogs that do that. Rather, I hope spark your imagination and help give you some idea of the beauty and excitement of the faith by sharing not just my own experience but also insights from the Saints and the Early Church Fathers. There are all sorts of people out there more than willing to tell you faith in Christ is nonsense and hopelessly naïve and out of date and I’d like to think I’m offering some counter to those ideas.
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