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Those four little words

How was your day? Those four simple words come from my son’s mouth on the days we spend apart due to school, work and/or other activities. I find it sweet that he, as a 9-year-old, takes that initiative to ask. I tell him the basics of how things proceeded; in...

My princess in pink

The girl in black went light for Easter. My daughter often wears black concert T-shirts and leggings for casual wear, black leotard and shorts for dance classes and a few coats that contain black. She just likes the color, no other reason (in case you’re...

Stop, savor beauty as often as possible

With my daughter preparing to receive the sacrament of confirmation next month, the time for her to attend a retreat arrived. I dropped her off the morning of March 10, 2018, at our parish center. Nearly five hours later, the confirmands’ parents and sponsors...

Memes generate memories, conversations

Who in the social media world doesn’t enjoy a daily dose of reminiscent memes? “If you did this and survived, your childhood was awesome” blares around a photo of youngsters riding without helmets on three-wheeled Big Wheel bikes, or on metal monkey...

Time to act, take a stand and say, again, ENOUGH!

The tragic school shootings in Parkland, Florida, remain at the forefront of the news. Well, bring on the copycats. People take advantage of calling in threats to schools and making threats within earshot of others and on social media. In response, schools close or...