Bishop Martino Resigns...Stories abound in the local press about Scranton Diocese Bishop Joseph Martino's pending resignation. I've written about and referenced the Bishop on countless times, both here and as comments to Scranton Times stories. As I normally do, my "thinking out loud" about his resignation will take place here, so more to come. Anyway, I do have one thought: While I could not disagree more strongly with some of the Bishop's actions, I never the less wish him good health and respite from whatever ails him.
Shameful & Disgusting...are two words that I would use to describe some of the reader comments to the most recent Bishop Martino story in the Scranton Times. Look, I think Bishop Martino is a horrible leader, but Joseph Martino the leader...and his actions related to his job...are different that Joseph Martino the human being. I make it a point to not wish ill will on any other person. What you say about others is more often than not more a reflection of you than it is the person you are speaking about.
Upcoming - Week 2 In Hartford...I just finished a week in Hartford, and I have another one coming up. Actually I have several coming up. The work there itself is tiring but not impossible; basically I am just training folks on the basic navigation of a new application, along with trying to facilitate some overall behavioral changes so that they will actually use the damn thing. The difficult thing is coming home and trying to catch up on things.
In the Sad News Department...The husband of someone I work with was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This is something I found out yesterday morning while in Hartford. My thoughts and prayers go out to her, her husband and the rest of her family. So much of what we do seems so very important for the moment, but then things like this happen and you realize, all be it for just a moment, that it's all quite inconsequential.
This Weekend...The schedule this weekend is somewhat screwed up, for a variety of reasons. Among other things, I have a birthday party for my nephew today, and taking my mother shopping today (instead of tomorrow) and am going to visit Katrina (at Kutztown) tomorrow. So much for "normality".