My father sings barbershop. Yup. Even worse, he’s a baritone. What does that mean? Well, in this four-part harmony, the lead sings the melody, the tenor takes the high notes, … Continue Reading You’ve Gotta Sing Your Song
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans – and true happiness every day for all of us who know that our freedom is dependent upon the great gifts of God. … Continue Reading Freedom
You have heard scientists extol the wonders of the cosmos, passionate about the laws of physics and discovered workings of bodies and the universe. You have seen artists, brilliant in … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
Sometimes, I think that people make YouTube videos because they like the sound of their own voices. But, I assure you, that’s not the case with me. I seriously DISLIKE the sound … Continue Reading YouTube Channel – For Better or for Worse
Sometimes, I seriously wonder if I’m doing the right thing. Writing my life story, blogging, trying to build a social media “platform” – is this what I’m supposed to be … Continue Reading A Word of Encouragement
Who are you? This is a question that my mentor, Mr. John D Meehan, asked me in one of a handful of face-to-face conversations that we had. And when he … Continue Reading “Who Are You?” Mentor and Memoir
I have always been drawn to beauty, as bees are called to nectar and deserts thirst for rain. When I was an atheist, I found delight in the beauty of … Continue Reading Beauty Hunger
Everybody wants something. Whether desiring wealth, pleasure, power, health, approval, comfort, freedom, or happy love, very few of us would rest content saying that there is nothing that we want. … Continue Reading Wisemen Still Seek Him
A few words about joy. Well, okay, more than a few… I used to think that Catholicism was very dour, celebrating solemnities (solemn celebrations?) bemoaning sin and life in this … Continue Reading Joyful
If you are not a grateful person, then you will never be great. If you do not appreciate the people in your life, then you cannot receive their amazing value … Continue Reading Gratitude
If we don’t try to understand those with whom we disagree, we can never work together for the common good. Can we stop shutting down conversations by insulting and labeling each other? My hope for my country…
How intimate are you with your landscape? Finding the difference between pretty and beautiful when I took a surprising second look at one of my favorite works of art. Featuring works by Benson and Wyeth.
Ever wondered about those blogging awards out there? Here’s my take – and also my thanks on being nominated.
After the 2016 DNC, I have a question: Why is the Democratic Party making it more difficult for me to vote for Democrats? Since I don’t usually get into politics … Continue Reading Abortion and the Democratic Party Platform
Picture it: An elderly couple sit in a restaurant with a third person at their table. This person appears to be their adult daughter, but she is disabled, needing a wheelchair … Continue Reading A Prayer before the Feeding
This is the famous 1918 photograph by Eric Enstrom called “Grace”. It has hung in the dining room of my parents’ house since before I was born. Interestingly, although … Continue Reading A Prayer before Eating