FamilyThe Love of a Parent
I love my kids. Being a parent is a wonderful gift, even though I sometimes joke that I’m not ready for children. But ready or not, they’re here, all eight of them – from 21 years old down to 4. I have often marveled at the mathematical improbability of having eight children who all seem to be... [Read more...]He’s A Nice Priest!
Yesterday, I was preparing to lector at our parish and receiving some last-minute instructions from my friend Martha, lector extraordinaire. In walked Msgr. Anthony Borrelli, the celebrant of the Mass. “Which one of you knows the most about computers?” he asked. Martha and I promptly pointed... [Read more...]A Father’s Day Gift
What Fathers Really Appreciate This morning, my eight year old son David came bounding into my room with my four year old daughter Hannah. “Happy Father’s Day!” they shouted. Joseph, the more sophisticated ten year old, trailed with a smile on his face, echoing their comments. The even... [Read more...]Can You Hear Me Now?
Patience My wife Kathi and I had the breathtaking lack of foresight and basic math skills to discover one day, much to our horror, that we were living with four teenagers. Simultaneously. Add to that our four younger ones, waiting in the wings with smirks on their faces. Divine payback is rough. Influencing... [Read more...]You’re Talented!
Encouraging Others My oldest son Christian was born with a gift for fixing stuff. Anything, really. So while he lived at home, he was our home improvement guru, plumber, and handyman. Even more important, he inherited the computer gene from my Dad – a gene that completely skipped me. When the wireless... [Read more...]