Birthday of an Icon

It is a dream that many of us have had to meet, sit down and have a long heart-to-heart conversation with person of great fame and accomplishment.  It might be Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Gandhi; for baseball fans, it might be Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth or Cal Ripkin; for others in a religious context,...

The Waiting Game

Advent provides a sense of peace and joyful anticipation as we wait out the true meaning of Christmas: The Incarnation of God the Son . . . or at least it should be that! So what do we do with all the time spent waiting? Are we focused on the arrival of Jesus or do we spend our time in anxiety with all the...

Have Americans Forgotten the Common Good?

There’s nothing like an election to divide people. I remember a number of political discussions and arguments in my family. We were a divided house when elections approached. Mom worked for the Republicans and Dad was a Democrat. I remember a couple of heated arguments around our house which ended with a...

Hallelujah!

My wife sent me an email a few weeks ago about a “flashmob Hallelujah chorus.” These things have been happening in a few parts of the country at least since last year. There are links below to the YouTube of this flashmob and to my interview with a participant, so read on! Funded as part of the “Random...

Wait for the Light

Walking the dog during the early winter mornings, I’m aware of the lingering darkness and the dawn arriving more slowly each morning. If I didn’t know from experience that this was simply the course of a season, I could feel a real anxiety that the light would continue to fade each morning with nothing...

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