A new beginning

So I’ve decided to plot strategy for the rest of my life the same way that I would construct a house. The foundation was poured years ago. But the home’s design has changed. I’m evaluating my needs, determining what’s important and making sure that the plans are sound and will fit my goals for the next 10 years. Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “A new beginning”

  1. Thank you, Mr. Paxton. I believe in dialogue, but I also don’t believe in delaying action because the dialogue doesn’t work. We’ve been trying to talk about race for two centuries. It’s time to do things together and perhaps let the conversations happen more naturally. Thanks for reading my column!

  2. Ms. Riley, I took this venue to respond to your column of December 1. I agree with you that we need to do something about race, but I have also experienced the value of dialogue. For me, I’ve only come to some understanding of the African-American experience by listening. I also feel that we need to get the feelings out in a safe place, so to speak, in order to go forward together and DO SOMETHING. Thanks for your time. Fr. Phil Paxton, CP

  3. Hi Mary: I know how you feel. I can’t tell you how many strangers get upset when I don’t accept their friend requests. But I believe, as you do, that strangers can’t be friends. Strangers can become friends. Thanks for writing! R

  4. I love your column and never miss one when it appears in the Freep so you are the person that I have chosen to vent to. I’m 65 years old and feel like for the most part have led a charmed life. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and some very good friends,; very good friends. I treasure them and acknowledge that after 66 years there are
    only a handful. Which is why i am writing to someone as eloquent as you because perhaps you can point out the misuse of the word “friend” on Facebook. I find it disturbing that millions of people now have lost the true meaning of “friend”. I suppose I could just be the generation that now feels the next genation is losing its way, but I can’t get over the feeing that pekoe who need real friends have ost the ability to find one.
    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Mary Buschell

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