Hardly a Coincidence

My oldest son, Dominic, has decided to take a whole new turn in his life. Being young and single and somewhat adventurous, Dominic gave up his teaching position to move halfway across the nation to Texas, a state that no one in my family has ever even visited. Dominic began his search late last year to find...

Singing in the Rain

This summer has brought us an unusual amount of rain. And  it hasn’t just rained. We’ve been slammed with storm after storm. Just last month we had flood damage in our basement because of the heavy, nonstop rain. As much as lightening terrifies me, I am equally amazed by it. A few summers ago,...

Fantastic Journey

I have recently returned from a Franciscan pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome where I was able to walk in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare, and participate in daily prayer, Eucharistic celebrations, and historical visits. Some people find occasions like this to be an epiphanic moment in their spiritual...

It’s That Time of Year

Spring sports. Anyone who knows me well knows that the only sporting functions I like to attend are only those in which my kids are playing. And even though all my children are now young adults, two of my sons are still active in sports. And I am still their biggest fan. Last Friday Cory came home with a...

Keep Your Distance

In the early morning just past dawn about two months ago, I was driving my daughter to school when a deer suddenly sprinted across the road right in front of my car. My daughter, her friend, and I all screamed simultaneously as I slammed on the brakes. No luck. Screaming doesn’t work. Deer hit. Damage...

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