Tag: Addictions

Gollum: The Embodiment of the Dangers of Addiction

Once known by the name Smeagol, Gollum is an infamous and troubled trickster seen throughout the fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Featuring a sort of Jekyll and Hyde personality split, Gollum became who he is as a result of the corruption...

It’s All About “Soul”

I was early for a meeting with my spiritual director so, being a Friday during Lent, I stopped for a bean burrito at a nearby Taco Bell. Ringing up my order, the cashier smiled and said, “you don’t look old, but I will give you the senior...

Just Do It!

Chevy Chase, late of Saturday Night Live, is one of the all-time great psychical humorists. I believe his cynical humor, laced with some daring pratfalls, cost President Gerald Ford the 1976 presidential election. During one episode, just before the...

Lessons From A Man In Denial

Lessons From A Man In Denial

In 2011, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was forced to resign his position when it became known that he had tweeted lewd photographs of himself to a woman.  At first he denied the accusation, but eventually the evidence was too strong for him to...