June 2010


I believe what John Paul II taught about the Genius of Woman.  Except when they go see Twilight films. -Lino Rulli, “the Catholic Guy” on SiriusXM

I put it in italics instead of quotes because I don’t think that’s exactly what he said, but it’s close.

And it was hilarious.

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I’m issuing myself a personal challenge, but I’m not exactly sure how to set it up.

For all the talk I do about true communication vs MyFace, the meaning of the word “friend,” and the urgency to preserve communication outside of Facebook, I don’t always practice what I preach.

Don’t be alarmed — I haven’t joined Facebook.

But I don’t keep up true communication like I wish I did.

So here’s the challenge:

  • I am going to write more letters to friends that I could just email.
  • I’m going to call more friends on the phone that I could just neglect.
  • I’m going to email people that I’ve lost touch with over the past few years.

We all know that it’s one thing to say those things, and it’s another to actually live it out; the key is to give myself attainable goals, preferably weekly, so that the nice ideas become reality in my life.

This week, I have written two real letters, sent two emails [to long-lost friends- obviously, I’ve sent a lot more than two emails!], and made one phone call [again, I’ve obviously made more phone calls, but one that fits the “hey, friend; let’s talk for an hour” category.  Oh, and I was going to call another, but she beat me to it! :)]

So do I set myself the goal of one of each, every week?  I might run out of long-lost friends!!  : )

Any thoughts?