On my office wall, you will find three frames.  In each frame is a photo of a loved one, a present day saint. Two were women, one a man. The man was an auxiliary bishop who had that gift of making you feel as if you were the most important person in the world. In talking... Continue Reading →


As a slightly obsessed New York Mets fan, the approaching trade deadline typically brings the unofficial end to the baseball season. For non-baseball fans, the trade deadline occurs at the end of July. This is a time for contending teams to trade with a struggling team to improve their chances of making the post season... Continue Reading →


"The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape the world."  -Rumi This quote offers an intriguing vision for the potential of life. We are destined to climb the ladder, moving up each rung. With each rung, we move closer to living an enlightened life. One path to this upward... Continue Reading →


Yesterday, I traveled alone to visit my grandmother on her "Yankee Doodle" birthday. My wife stayed home to care for our recovering daughter. It was a difficult drive, as I did not want to leave them. However, my 87-year old grandmother, who lived an hour away, was hosting her annual 4th of July/Birthday party. Around... Continue Reading →

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