What Kind of Planner Are You?

We’re already two months into the new year! I’ve been looking at my goals and the ways that I track them, as well as how well I keep track of all the various tasks and projects on my plate these days. Confession: I’m a planner nerd. And while I love my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air…...

Feeding the Hungry

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. When I talk about how college is different from home, I usually only talk...

No High-twitch Muscle Fiber Here

One of the commentators during the Olympics a few years ago made note of a gymnast’s high-twitch muscle fiber. Immediately, my years of being less-than-athletically inclined all made sense to me. It’s high-twitch muscle fiber that I’m missing! It’s not that I ever tried very hard to be an athlete....

YOLO

If it wasn’t for my teenage daughter, I wouldn’t have any clue what that acronym means. It means “You only live once.” I like that. I like to be challenged to seize every moment, and see it as a gift from God. That is why this weekend, I am heading to St. Louis with my family to...

A golden run

The 2014 Winter Olympics are ending this week. Even though I’ve watched relatively few of the events, it’s been comforting to know that we’re in a moment of time when our connectivity with the rest of the world is highlighted for 10 days or so, through relatively peaceful means. The...

Green Side of the Grass

Last Sunday, February 9,  freezing rain and snow started around 6:00 a.m.  Due to the slippery roads, a lot of people could not make it to the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Afterwards I was talking to a friend, a senior citizen like myself, from our smaller than normal crowd. I commented that a lot of folks were...

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