Honouring our mothers and fathers

He gently leads his dad down the aisle. Mass is about to begin and he knows it will take a few minutes to get...

Momentous motherhood

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -...

The craziness of love

A few months ago, my Herbalist folded her hands in her lap and looked at me meditatively. I have been going to her for...

Running away

I don’t usually have much trouble figuring out things to write about. Every now and then, though, I wind up with a serious case...

People are people

Did anyone watch the Boston bombing news with great interest? Were you glued to updates and bulletins, carefully checking the suspects’ faces and watching...

For Better or Worse

My brother got married this past weekend, and in his speech my dad recounted the story of when Tom and his best friend, having...

Things real and wonderful

Recently I came across quote from C. S. Lewis that said: "In a sense a child does not long for fairy land as a boy...

Kermit

I’ve been walking around the last few days with the name "Kermit" in my head and vomit close to the surface. You almost have...

When mental illness affects the family

The recent news of the suicide of Rick Warren's twenty-seven-year-old son, Matthew, is very tragic. Rick Warren is a famed Evangelical Christian pastor, a...

Education: the root of heroism.

"Education" may not be the first word that comes to mind if you are asked what causes heroism, but it's an interesting idea. Today...