Thinking Critically

After spending several years in the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), I received a BA from the University of Notre Dame concentrating my studies in early Christianity. I went on to do graduate studies in cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado. While my professional career has been in business, I continued my interests in comparative religions and religious philosophy including publishing THE WRITINGS OF JEROME in 2010.

I published the TAO TE CHING as interpreted by Jerome in 2016 after spending years studying the Tao and rewriting it in 21st century English. In 2018 I am publishing THINKING CRITICALLY which is a compilation of some of my writings that I wish the readers to utilize as exercises in improving their abilities to think more critically.



Do not try to control anyone except yourself

If you give up dominating others

You learn to respect each person

When you manage yourself

Your desires will be more moderate

And you will learn humility

Learn to identify options for solving problems

What info do I need? Which is best? And why?

Remember worry is negative while action is positive

Learn to be a citizen of the world

Study problems and solutions

From other cultures’ perspectives

Study what is news and entertainment

News is history and economics

While entertainment is sex and violence

Understand the difference between sex and love

Between freedom fighters and terrorists

Between collateral damage and the killing of innocents

Know the difference between faith and facts

And between believe and can

Know the five most important goals of your friend

Who do you blame for the failures in your life?

Ex-spouse, lover, parents, siblings?

Ex-bosses, co-workers? friends? Or yourself?

Do not be ethnocentric, intolerant, arrogant, biased

Do read, listen, help others, reflect, evolve