Monthly Archives: April 2008

posticon Running Scared by John Cali

Posted on   by

These past few years I’ve noticed, more and more, when people in my age bracket get together, the conversation almost inevitably turns to health issues.

John Cali

People of a certain age, say forty and over, love to discuss and compare cholesterol counts, blood pressure readings, heart rates, etc. ad nauseam — with the focus being mostly on everything that can go wrong with our physical bodies.

Almost nobody talks about how good they feel, how healthy they are, how well their lives are going.… Read more

Posted in Articles, blog| Leave a reply|

posticon The Greater Perspective by John Cali

Posted on   by

Spring weather doesn’t usually come to my part of northwestern Wyoming until late May or early June. This year was different.

John Cali

Spring came in early April. In all the years I’ve been here, that’s never happened. April and May are often wintry here in the big valley where I live. Even early June some years.

We got little snow in the valley this past winter. So I figured the coming warmer weather would usher in yet another bone-dry summer, added to our ongoing eight-year drought.… Read more

Posted in Articles, blog| Leave a reply|

posticon Joy by John Cali

Posted on   by

Spirit often talks about joy as the foundation of our lives. This week we’re responding to one of our reader’s feedback on our April 2 article, “The Gift of Joy.” If you want to see that article again, here it is.

John Cali

Here is our reader’s letter, followed by part of my response to her:

“I re-read your articles on Joy. Of course, I have read them before but as humans, we like things tough.

“I myself am currently going through a dark time.

Read more

Posted in Articles, blog| Leave a reply|

posticon Dead Dogs and Life’s Other Challenges by John Cali

Posted on   by

We’re doing something slightly different for this newsletter. Since I’m traveling you’ll have to put up with just me this week. 😉 Spirit will be back next week or the week after.

John Cali

This past week on my way home from the post office I saw a dead dog by the side of the road. The dog was a big, beautiful creature with thick auburn fur. I sent a silent prayer of love to the dog’s spirit.

Several days later I passed the same spot.… Read more

Posted in Articles, blog| Leave a reply|

posticon The Gift of Joy by John Cali

Posted on   by

About ten days ago I was at Frank’s Barber Shop for my regular haircut. As usual, I had a fun-filled time.

We’ve written about Frank’s in two past newsletter articles, “Down at Frank’s Barber Shop” and “Frank’s Barber Shop Revisited.”

John Cali

I was Frank’s only customer that morning. Usually he has a shop full of people. So it was great just the two of us could chat. As usual, Frank was full of his funny stories and good humor. We talked about some serious stuff too.… Read more

Posted in Articles, blog| Leave a reply|