Aug 10, 2014
Welcome to Tales By Tom! . Today we present the fifth installment of The Intimate World Around Us. This series includes twelve stoies in six installments.
This podcast includes two stores . . .
Castoffs. The best one is stress, of course, but this story is about other things you might want to get rid of…the operative word is MIGHT.
Messages from the wall of 115 Sorin Hall my junior year at Notre Dame. Yes, I did write them as you will see, but surely not on the plaster itself so the Hall Prefect, a priest himself named Tom, could dissect me in any way. And when I left for my senior year, I un-scotch-taped them and saved them for just this occasion.
Recently my father, Tom Cagley Sr published a new book titled, I Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey. The book is a view into Tom Cagley Sr's soul. When asked why should anyone read this book ? He answered, "Because the end effect is restorative and invigorating and because everyone who’s ever had a father like this wants to believe there is a happy way out."
A recent review stated it even more powerfully, "I love this book; it is a very telling, touching story of one man's troubled past with his father who obviously had problems of his own. He had no love for his son in his being beyond childhood. I feel so very much for Tom; he was disconnected from his Dad for no good reason; never able to see or talk to him again---not his problem, but scared him none the less.
This story is a lesson in how not to act as a father. His father did not apply the story of the prodigal son in the bible; that is the kind of love we should have for our children. I pray that in telling his story, this book will be help Tom heal and go forward and help those who read it never to make the same mistake, as his father."
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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio (www.musicalley.com).
See you in two weeks with a new series of great stories from Tom Cagley Sr!