Category Archives: Social Commentary

The Lost Art of Writing Letters

Years ago I worked in data entry. As you can imagine, this was a really boring job. I worked hard though, and eventually gained the trust of my boss, who rewarded me by putting me on the most sensitive assignments. One of these was to document the original surveys from the Louisiana Purchase. This wasContinue Reading

Notre Dame Letter

A friend was kind enough to pass this email to me. If you have the time, I would love for you to respond. I cannot tell you how important it is to respond to these attacks against our Catholic institutions, especially when the attacks come from within. You won’t believe this… The University of NotreContinue Reading

Obama for Pope?

“The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching,” -Timothy Cardinal Dolan And here we are. Obama seems to think he knows more about Catholic teaching then the bishops. You can’t make this stuff up. I’m not normally one to get political, it’s just not my thing, butContinue Reading

I Have A Say

Father John Hollowell, I couldn’t say it better if I tried. God bless you. Let’s get brawlin. Please take the time to visit  http://on-this-rock.blogspot.com/. & http://i–have–a–say.blogspot.com/Continue Reading

My Favorite Night of the Week

Every other Sunday, we have guests. Sometimes they fill the house, sometimes it’s just one or two folks. Sometimes it’s loud and raucous, sometimes it’s quiet and prayerful. It is always awesome. I used to be a Youth Ministry Coordinator, and when one of my former youth group kids asked me to start up aContinue Reading

Health is Not a Virtue

Seriously. Yes, health is good. Health is fabulous. Feeling good is rather nice. But it is not a virtue. Now I’ll be the first to say, I love being healthy. In fact, my entire business centers around health. I live and breathe to help people lose weight, sleep better, have more energy, basically get theirContinue Reading

Power Naps

This last weekend was one of those slammed weekends. I felt much like a ping pong ball in a Chinese tournament. Weekends with formation classes are always this way. By the time Sunday afternoon came, I was just plain exhausted, I couldn’t really function at all. At some point, my lovely wife looked at me and told me toContinue Reading

Cyborg Invasion

I’ll need to admit this right off. I’m a Trekkie. Heck I just love almost anything that’s fantasy or science fiction. Some folks like westerns, I like westerns in space. Now I don’t dress up like a Romulan, speak Klingon, and go to conventions, but I do have the Star Trek collectors plates, and have been known to makeContinue Reading

The Internet Killed "the Books"

All throughout my youth they were the staple. They settled every bet we ever had in our house. They answered every question. They were like a proverbial “magic 8 ball”, answering every question you ever asked of them. They were my trusty guides throughout every torturous report my 6 grade teacher put me through. IContinue Reading

Bumper Stickers

I have grown to hate them. I know they are not what taught the American public to think in sound bytes, but they are it’s worst reality. Of course the political ones are rather annoying. Yes, schools are important, and bombers are expensive, but I think it’s a bit ridiculous to expect the Army to put on bake sales.Continue Reading