A Year of Living Like Paul

Originally published at Catholic Stand on February 6, 2016. I am happy to say that the LCHF diet continues to work well for me as I maintain my weight loss.

This past January 20 marked the one year anniversary of the death of my friend, Paul Coakley. Last year I wrote two articles about my thoughts on his life, death and subsequent impact upon me. Now that a year has passed, I would like to offer another reflection upon said impact.

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Reflecting on “Living Like Paul”

Originally published at Catholic Stand on August 17, 2015.

It is hard to believe but it has been nearly seven months since my friend Paul Coakley went to receive his eternal reward. His wife, Ann, has asked people to write about how they have since been “living like Paul.” It is difficult to explain how I have been doing this without going into the background.

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Thanksgiving Travels

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (for those in the United States)! This post is a little update about my own life and travels.

I am in Minnesota for the holiday, a little over 5 hours from my home. I am spending the break with some good people outside of the Twin Cities. I left work on Tuesday and braved the oncoming snow storm, arriving at my destination around 8:30 p.m. with a 15 to 20-minute delay. The weather and a bad car wreck was the cause of the delay. It made me appreciate more so that I have been driving for so long in the South that it is important for me to get used to driving again in the North. Thankfully, I got new tires back in September that are made for this sort of weather.

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Kevin’s Travel Blog-8: Cincinnati

Hello Everyone!

My time in Cincinnati is drawing to a close. I leave tomorrow for Tennessee. There I will visit with the family of my friend Paul Coakley about whom I have written here, here, and here. I will have the opportunity to visit Paul’s grave while there, and, to be honest, I am not too sure how it will go. The visit will be the first time I’ve been to Tennessee since Paul’s funeral in January, 2015 and how well I will emotionally handle the visit is unknown. I do look forward to visiting with his wife and children. I have presents for the kiddos!

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Kevin’s Travel Blog-7: Catching Up

Hello Everyone! It has been a week since my last update and I apologize for the delay in posting. Events have moved quickly and I simply could not find the time to devote to writing the latest on my journeys.

Since my last post I finished my time in St. Louis and then travelled up to Wisconsin. From there I went to Libertyville/Marytown, Illinois then to the South Bend, Indiana area. Today I arrived in Cincinnati where I am staying with friends until early next week.

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Kevin’s Travel Blog-6: St. Louis-3

Hi! Today has been a funny day. I was up a little earlier and went about my morning business. I came across an article with a rather long quote from Pope Benedict XVI when he was Fr. Ratzinger. This quote is on the future of the Church and it makes its rounds in the Catholic blogosphere every so often. The last time it did, I obtained a copy of the book wherein the quote can be found entitled Faith and the Future. Ratzinger’s observation is something upon which one should reflect. Just make sure you read it in context! Perhaps I shall share in a later writing one observation that I made from this reading.

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