Antsy in Madison

I have been in Madison, Wisconsin since Monday morning.  I will be here for another day.  Accumulating continuing education credits for my licenses as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist.

I dislike intensely hotel rooms. They are boring places.  They make me antsy.  Purgatory on earth.

But here I am. Listened all day to “The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics,” which actually is a fascinating new area of research and theory about the impact of neglect and abuse on developing human brain structure and function. Makes a lot of sense, given what I see clinically with people’s behaviors and abilities to regulate and modulate human affect and to establish and maintain relationships.

But after the lectures are over and I have about five hours to kill in the evening, antsy-ness sets in.  I can only read a certain amount before I turn to the ball game on the television.  Unfortunately, the Yankees seem to have the upper hand.

My conscience says, “Use the time to pray!” So I try, getting in my office and the rosary. 

Just so you know, I pray for all of you on a daily basis.  Yes, that includes all of you whom I do not know, but who are a part of the Body of Christ. I pray especially for my wife and family, and my brothers in the diaconate, and for the sick and the lost.

About Deacon Bob

Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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