Thoughts from the Side of the House…

More Fruits of Fasting

Fasting causes miracles to happen. Here are three of the many examples from my own life.

How I Was Led to Fasting

It all began in a CVS drugstore on the heels of yet another hospitalization.

Prayer Knocks, Fasting Obtains, Mercy Receives

Why has the Church today almost completely lost the practice of fasting? Why do we no longer understand it's connection to prayer and mercy (almsgiving)?  Is this part of the reason our modern Church is in such a mess?

The Poison of Contempt

I have friends who are all over the chart politically. Myself? I do not fit in any of the currently accepted categories of left-right, liberal-conservative. It's a very uncomfortable place to be, but I must follow the truth wherever the... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Fasting: Ash Wednesday & Beyond

Fasting is more important that many of us realize.

Gratitude For the Heroes of My 17th Vocal Cord Surgery

I am grateful for the heroes of my 17th vocal cord surgery.

This Hit Me Hard as a 15 Year Old Kid

One of the best things we did in our family growing up was to memorize poems...

Self-Discipline is NOT the Key to My Success

In 2018, I took responsibility for my own health in a way that I have never done before. I averaged nearly 8 hours of sleep per night, drank 7 times more water than I had been drinking previously,  and ate... Continue Reading →

The Pain of Christmas

This morning at 7:00 a.m. Mass, I offered my prayers for everyone who is lonely or hurt or suffering during this Christmas Season. This post is for all those people who find this holiday season painful. Christmas is like a... Continue Reading →

What Goes Into A College Football Postgame Report? Here’s a Rare Behind the Scenes Look

Usually I share important things here on the Side of the House, things that pertain to life, love, happiness, God, and death. This is not about anything like that. It's just for fun!

The Sculptor and the Chisel

Not going to lie. Life is hard. Sometimes I get discouraged.

Righting a Past Wrong: In Praise of Water!

Water is amazing if you take the time to think about it.

Take Note, Kids.

Study this photo. This is what true love looks like.

I am an Idiot

Rarely do I cross-post my stuff on Linkedin, but since I'm writing about being an idiot I figured it would be okay.

Farewell, Good Friend. Thanks, Kloska Siblings, for 15 Wonderful Years!

The end of an era comes with a brutal finality that caught even the toughest adolescent boys in our house by surprise. (Be sure to view the video tribute)

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