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Thoughts from the Side of the House…

Want to be a Happier Person? Then Open Your Eyes and Think for Yourself

It's EASY to enjoy winter if you just have an open mind and an open heart.

I Just Used an Old Management Adage to Re-engineer my Entire Life

It's not an exaggeration to say that I'm fighting for my life. The wisdom from an old business adage has been one of my best weapons.  Here's how I'm winning the battle.  

The Snowflake Photo One Year Later (Part 7)

A year later, both the mystery and the amazement remains.

When You Live Only 2 Blocks From Notre Dame…

This is the kind of crime neighbors must endure.  

A Big New Catholic Initiative

My friend Gwen O'Brien left her job at Saint Mary's College about nine months ago to help lead a new initiative out of Notre Dame called the Catholic Media Project.

America Implodes on “Black Friday.” Meanwhile, Poland Leads the Way Towards Sanity…

The Polish people take a step in the opposite direction.

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…

The author and poet Joyce Kilmer was a friend of Father Charles O'Donnell, CSC of Notre Dame back in the early 1900s. He wrote a famous little poem about trees that has often been suspected of being inspired by a... Continue Reading →

The Apparitions of Fatima: What’s the Big Deal?

This past June, I took my sons to Fatima, Portugal. It was one of the best parenting moves I've ever made. I personally was so overcome with emotion that at one point I separated myself from our group, fell to my knees... Continue Reading →

Recognize It When You See It

Romance is great but it has little to do with true love. True love lasts, so it's important to recognize it when you see it.

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