Journal

Author: Soren Johnson

Men of Reparation

This article was written by Soren Johnson, and was first published here. Men repair stuff. I know — I’m resorting to stereotypes. But I don’t know any guys who find happiness by waking up day after day to a bunch of broken things. And yet, according to a friend of...

Accelerated Parenting

Soren Johnson, a Coracle Board Member, wrote this blog originally for CatholicHerald.com.  You can find the original posting here.   As a dad of young children, I sometimes think that my wife and I are workers at a muddy and chaotic construction site — setting (I...

Dad’s Christmas dilemma

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson, at this site. “What’s your favorite time of the year?” I asked my 7-year-old son the other day. Without a pause, he nearly shouted, “Christmas Eve.” Fellow dads, listen up. We can read our kids’...

Three cures for the ‘selfie age’

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson, at this site. Here is a bit of non-news: Americans today are decidedly overwhelmed, self-absorbed and hyper-social. We download apps to monitor our breathing, sleeping and our every move. We are...

A Christmas Story

It was a chilly evening in Bethlehem. No snow, but definitely a bitter wind that made you want to seek cover. Not long after graduating from college, I was there.  Privileged to attend a Christmas Eve Mass at the 4th century Church of the Nativity, I prayed just a few...