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Sanguine / Phlegmatic…makes me sound like a Vampire with a cold…

So, the following is the results from the┬átemperament┬átest I took on catholicmatch.com ages ago. It’s still really, really accurate. The sanguine-phlegmatic is an extraverted, optimistic, warm individual who readily connects with others and is well-liked by all. His sanguine side makes him creative, enthusiastic, friendly, and inspiring. His phlegmatic side makes him somewhat cautious at … Continue reading

“I love my family…” and I mean it, mostly

First and foremost…oh God, I’m so tired. I feel like someone stuck a hose in the back of my head and just forcibly removed any trace of energy I had. I’m thinking more coffee is in my near future. Anyway, this was a good, if very sad, week. It was really fabulous to see my … Continue reading

“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful? … Continue reading

Rest in Peace, Doc. In memoriam of my Grandfather.

My grandfather died this morning. It would seem that he went quickly. I don’t know details. I’m not worried about details. What I want to think more about is that way he spent his life. He was a country doctor when Pasadena, Maryland was still considered country. He made house calls up until, and frequently … Continue reading

Oh hi. Yeah, I’m still alive.

Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of … Continue reading