Today, I would like to write about something I know little of (so you say: “What else is new?”) motherhood, in particular John Lewis’s mother.
The Need for More
Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard claims to be a Marxist, a Groucho Marxist that is. In his TED Global 2014 talk, How to let altruism be your guide, he quotes Groucho Read More
A Wasted Life?
Uncle Jack will not likely go down in history as memorable. He never did much to merit acclaim or notoriety. The oldest of five brothers and sisters of a medium-sized Read More
His Only Vices Were Cigarette Smoking and an Occasional Drink
We’ll call him Uncle Jeff. He was a bachelor. He was a devout Catholic the better part of his life. He was a stalwart of his parish church—a daily mass Read More
Lent Through the Eyes of Teens
“Memento mori!” (remember you must die) the priest said as he placed ashes on my forehead this Ash Wednesday. Forty days from now on Easter Sunday, he will proclaim the Read More
Large vs. Small–Which is More Important?
The other day a panel truck travelled down the street. Along its side was inscribed what was apparently its motto and claim to fame or at least recognition: NO JOB Read More
What does it mean to encounter the holy? Most of us know that it has to do with God in some form or fashion. At least, God is the primordial Read More