Today’s Proverb

"Do not swim with sharks."

About Jack

  • I am writing  this blog, Pilgrim’s Rest, to celebrate universal brotherhood and tolerance, peace and love, self-reliance and simplicity.

    If you need an emotional or spiritual boost, you’ve come to the right place. It’s not easy being a pilgrim on this earth. Like the song says, it’s a long and winding road.

    The journey is ever upward and gets harder–not easier. Life is full of “slings and arrows“ and time is not on our side. Sometimes we just need a place to rest our heads.

    In Pilgrim’s Rest, you’ll find original posting and pictures by me and my family.  We travel extensively and are always adding pictures and videos to our collection; they appear here and on my Twitter and Facebook pages.

    In our next release, you’ll also find inspirational proverbs, sayings,  shared pictures, film, and encouragement from friends as well as the world’s great spiritual leaders. And when we find something that makes us laugh, we’ll share it with you.

    IMG_2777It seems like I have been writing all my life.  I’ve written professionally for two newspapers: the Vermont Times Journal, a statewide newspaper, and the Vermont Catholic Tribune, where I wore two hats: reporter and business manager.

    In the 1980s,  I co-founded Ascension Technology, a high-tech company, based in Burlington, Vermont. I managed its marketing and grant writing programs. Later I acted as its managing director. Among other things, the company makes tiny sensors for minimally invasive surgery.

    Having retired from Ascension, I am now devoting time to volunteer projects and, yes, writing. In addition to this blog, I am the author of the novel Eyewitness to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, which is available  here .

    I  grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, in a Veteran Administration housing project on the banks of the Mianus River.  My collection of poems, Mianus Village, celebrates life there in the years following WW II.

    Today I live in New England with my wife, teen-age son, and a justifiably pampered cat. Our daughter and her husband are the proud parents of two wonderful grandchildren.

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