Monthly Archives: July 2011

posticon Forgetfulness, Part 2 by John Cali

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One of our friends wrote me in response to our recent blog post, Forgetfulness. Here’s part of what she said:

“Can you talk more on forgiveness and letting go of the resentment…attached with those memories (of pain, anger, sadness)? Is there even anything more left to be said?”… Read more

I was born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church. I practiced my religion faithfully for many years. Then I began to “lose the faith” — literally. I became disillusioned with what I perceived to be a judgemental, controlling, closed society, almost a cult. So I left.

I realize that’s not everyone’s experience with Catholicism, or any other religion. Many of my family remain faithful Catholics, and their religion brings them a peace and sense of community they would not otherwise have.… Read more

posticon Forever Faithful by John Cali

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This blog post is a bit “off the beaten path” as far as spiritual topics go. But not too far off, as it’s as story of loyalty and love. It’s excerpted from a book I wrote a few years ago,
Dogs: Heartwarming, Soul-Stirring Stories of our Canine Companions.

“In April 2001, I found myself wandering through remote northern Montana. I was writing an article on Lewis and Clark, and following their epic trail of discovery across country that remains nearly as remote and unspoiled today as it was in their time.… Read more

posticon Be Yourself by John Cali

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One of my favorite quotations is from Pablo Picasso. Here’s how it went:

“My mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

John Cali

Maybe I’m taking some liberties here in interpreting what Picasso meant. But I’d like to think he was saying he’d much rather be himself, doing what he loved, than to be a general or a pope.… Read more

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