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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)

Who Today Has This Kind of Audacity?

A chance visit to an old Chicago church reveals something shocking about the faith of people 100 years ago.

You Become What You Think About

As Lent approaches, we all have an opportunity to change what will become of us by directing our thoughts to good and beautiful things. Like God.

My Slight But Personal Connection to the Late John Mahoney

Actor John Mahoney died and I've learned something about him that makes me like him even more.

When I am Weak I am Strong

My current weakness is actually a tremendous blessing. Suffering can be good for you. It is for me. Please read with an open mind.

The Story of Marika Eperjesi’s Straight-from-the-Old-World Goulash Recipe

A chance encounter leads to a man re-examining his own views on goulash and how to make it.

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.

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