I got a ring

When my daughter asks me what I want for Christmas, I usually tell her that I only want to see her and her brother happily opening their gifts, to spend time with our family and to attend Christmas Eve Mass and thank the Lord above for His great gift of Himself to the...

A little more meaningful

With Christmas Day behind us, but Christmas still among us — it’s “The Second Day of Christmas,” after all — I hope you all enjoyed the big day with family and friends, or just relaxed and enjoyed a day off. I know I certainly did!...

You can’t help but grieve

As I sit here Saturday morning (9:26 a.m. Dec. 15, 2012), it’s certainly surreal. While it’s sunny yet chilly outside, the nation seems rather dark today. So many, it seems, are reeling from the tragic shootings that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary...

Tiring Christmas songs

It’s that time of year when hearing traditional, and not-so-traditional, Christmas songs becomes commonplace. There are those tunes that you never tire of hearing, then there are those you could do without. Among those you prefer, it seems you don’t hear...

Onward for Olivia

Almost all of us know or know of a child afflicted with cancer. With today’s social media outlets, word easily spreads of their stories. Parents detail how they cope with the endless treatments and side effects. They vent about their frustrations and how they...