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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

the sound of it all


Okay… So, I’ve taken a few days respite from posting to this Blog.

The mail (hail) of concern resonates.

And, speaking of which… I’ve also been listening, and carefully, to a broad-range of music.

When was the last time you really listened to songs, and strains, and felt the movement of it all, through your bones to your soul?

Do it now!

Along the way…

“Do you know what love is… Can you really feel it”.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


praying for fear so I have the courage to Hate?


Epiphany alert.

I had an opportunity to revisit an old friend. His grave actually.

Words came to me from many conversations. Mostly me listening.

In and amongst those words I heard:

“Life is too short to spend it hating”.

Perhaps he said that to me because I used to think:

“yeah, but how many people where there as Sarajevo was falling?”

And, a war-cry in my heart, daily:

“Colorado… and, the loss of everything.”

He would also say things like:

“Courage is fear prayed for”.

He was not exactly a Christian; but, he was very much a Believer.

As many of you know, Marc Kutter came by for a visit last week. My primary take-away from that visit was his saying, to the effect:

“Over the past few years I’ve grown stronger in my faith and I learned that everything seems to work-out”.

I might add that troubling matters are rarely as bad as they appear.

And, Marc’s appearance may well be timely.

I’m struggling right now around our house (it’s not feeling much like a home for the moment). The fellow we bought it from almost four years ago failed to disclose a significant drainage issue. We bought the house during the drought. And, there is ample evidence that the drought is over. We’re in trouble. The damage is significant, as is the cost to repair it – even if that is possible. We don’t know that yet. Realtors won’t list it because of the disclosure issues we now face. And, that fellow is a cad. …oh, and he’s a lawyer.

I planned on writing a lot more on a few touch subjects for this post. But, I’m still contemplating. Things will be different after I put life into certain words. However, the story, and the way I handle all of it, is coming.

But, that’s why I’m here, in part.

For the moment I’m praying for some kind of understanding of what I’m supposed to feel, and then what I should do about that. I don’t care for the way this situation makes my heart feel.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork




I learned something (oddly) from myself this week:

Some times when you are listening for something, you learn another.

I am not suggesting that this is some how profound. Were it the case, I could likely launch into some satisfying dissertation around the possible virtue of this notion, and offer all manner of examples.

I can’t do that just yet.

However, and for the moment, it feels good to think it and write it. But, in light of recent events, I may be on to something. And, I sense great change-oriented things are afoot.

It’s dawning on me that my current growth might be centered around being ever open-minded as indicated through the trail of other recent posts.

So… Now I am thinking. And, yes, I will, in all likelihood, subject all of you to endless ruminations around me accomplishing other next vital steps.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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