Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I am the Minister (i.e. President) of a local Secular Franciscan Order fraternity in Boston, MA. Today, I got a call on my cell phone from my fraternity Secretary. When she heard my voice, she was very relieved. It turns out that our Regional Minister, who is on a trip to Florida, had been contacted by someone, and was told that I had died. She called our Regional Vice-Minister, who in turn contacted our Secretary to verify the story.

To assure everyone that I was still kicking, I borrowed a quote from Mark Twain, who in a similar situation, said, “The report of my death is an exaggeration."

You cannot make this stuff up!


  1. ...the walnut tree continues to grow...

  2. How do we KNOW you didn't die? Perhaps you don't even know it yet! Just remember that if you're going to haunt, do it nicely.

    Good to know you're still here. :-)