Coping With Digital Overload

Is multitasking “dumbing down” the world? Are the new digital media and our desire to be wired 24/7 actually making us less able to process, analyze and remember information? How do we cope with the overload of information without blowing a gasket? A very interesting Frontline show, “Digital Nation:...

Remembering Mubarak: Hopes Dashed

Egypt had such high hopes when Vice President Hosni Mubarak took over as president of Egypt in 1981. I interviewed him in 1982 and can remember the optimism. Mubarak was catapulted into the office after Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Islamic extremists in 1981. Sadat had been the one who, following a...

Dogs in My Circle of Love

As a never-married person, I usually feel lonely around St. Valentine’s Day. That’s particularly true right now since I no longer have a dog.  Dogs prove God’s unconditional love. And over the years six dogs taught me this.  Family Dogs The first dog I ever knew was my grandparents’ dog, Whiskers,...

The Spirituality of “Avatar”

Why has Avatar (2009) (see St. Anthony Messenger magazine’s “Eye on Entertainment“) become the most popular movie ever? I suggest it’s because its themes capture the spirit and yearnings of this age. Over the holidays I finally saw the film. I usually wait for the buzz to settle down...

From Our Family to Yours, Final Post

This is the sixth and final of my holiday-themed posts on the Christmas traditions of St. Anthony Messenger Press (SAMP) employees. We hoped that you’ve enjoyed these gift from our family to yours. Christmas brings us to the very roots of our faith and that is reflected in our celebrating of the...

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