About

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest. After a serious illness I had to “retire” much earlier than expected in 2009. Retirement, even “due to disability,” I’m learning, does not mean inactive. It does not mean disconnected or isolated. Retirement has opened new ways for me to share faith, hope, and love and continue a ministry of caring in a new way.

A chronicle of my illness was kept by my two sons. If you want to know more about where I’ve been before coming to this place I encourage you to check out 2blinks.org

I am grateful to be able to write to you and read your thoughts. Thank you for checking out this Blog.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Dan,
    This is the very first blog I have participated in but when I read your mission of a closer relationship with God, I had to try it out. I look forward to learning and growing as a Christian.
    Still praying for you,
    Maryann

  2. Hi Father Dan,
    We are blessed to be able to connect through the internet and I appreciate your desire to send thoughtful messages to us. Thank you! You continue to inpire my family!

  3. Wow. Double wow. I just read your sons’ reports, and I am so sorry that you’ve had to face these burdens. Seeing the photo from 2010, there is amazing progress! Thank you for sharing your story and for reminding us to never forget to be thankful for good health, and for showing us that we should never lose hope!
    Lisa/Z

    • Thank you for your kind words. I have promised my wife and children that I will make the most of my second chance (and tell them often, “thank you for keeping me alive”).

      • Wow. That triggered a memory from Costa Rica. A friend had a horrible four-wheeler accident, and when I see him, he always thanks me for saving his life. I have total empathy with your statement, as I witness it when I see Jeff.

        What a story you have. Thanks for sharing with others!

  4. Just a note to say how sorry I am that you had to endure such a painful & frustrating period, that which your sons’ chronicled for us. And I’m glad to read that you seem to be making the most of every day and continue to help others.
    As a side note, I was a little tiny student when you were at St. John of the Cross and I wanted to let you know that you have always been my memory of the perfect priest. You were so kind, friendly, funny, and gentle. It was my good luck and honor that you led our congregation. And to imagine that my favorite priest and my favorite principle would fall in love was an absolute story book ending that pleased(pleases) me to no end. While it may have been challenging at the time, it was clearly meant to be and divinely guided.
    While I am no longer religious, I can at least say that I did know a loving and honorable priest in my youth. Glad to hear that you’ve continued in your mission of service. All the best to you and your family.
    ~Bev

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