We, Though Many, Are One Body

I grew up a Catholic. I attended 11 years of Catholic school. We send our children to Catholic school. I say prayers for strength in times of need. I say prayers of thanksgiving in times of joy. I say prayers outside my sons’ rooms every night. I keep a Bible […]

Inspired by …

In high school I carried a composition book with me that I would write poems and “prose” in from time to time. I titled the notebook “Inspired by Boredom” because I predominantly wrote when I was bored, which means I did most of my writing while sitting through a class. […]

Lessons from Little Leaguers

It’s 8:40 on a Tuesday morning and I want to go to my kids school, pull them out of class and apologize to them. I want to apologize to them for my demeanor and attitude after our last few little league games. I want to tell them how proud I […]

A Kiss a Half Lifetime Ago

When Andrea and I went on our first date and had our first kiss, I was 21 years, 2 months and 26 days old. When February 11th of this year quietly arrived, so did 21 years, 2 months and 26 days since that first kiss. I have now spent half […]

Happy Memories in the Warehouse

The sun has risen and set 6,203 times since the last time the Baltimore Orioles played in an American League Championship Series game. That’s 17 years since Armando Benitez gave up that heart breaking home run (with Benitez, you usually need to be more specific when talking about heartbreaks) and […]