If someone ever asked me, as no one ever has, what the best part of my life was, what I held most dear to me, I would answer my Catholic faith. It is the most beautiful, most frustrating, most complex, most challenging, most dazzling thing I’ve ever encountered, and for all its intricacies and depth … More Lent2016 Week 1: St. Augustine
Kids are told often to follow their dreams and shoot for the stars, and when I was younger my thoughts were fueled by this mindset. I assumed with breezy confidence that I could accomplish anything that I deigned worthy of my celestial interest, and as such my childhood life plans were regularly of gargantuan proportion. … More A Weird Kid’s take on what we lose growing up
Tomorrow, my littlest sister, Bridget, turns five. Tomorrow marks the day her first diminutive cries were heard by the world, the day she first beheld her siblings, and the day she first clasped my own finger with her tiny little hand. Bridget was a bit of a surprise for our family, arriving when I was a … More What My Littlest Sister Taught Me Before She was Even Out of the Womb
I haven’t written in quite a while. I mean I have, but I haven’t published anything, and that’s for a number of reasons. The first reason I haven’t published anything is I kept feeling like my thoughts were not original enough, and further that I wasn’t qualified enough to write on the subjects that lingered … More Sometimes my Life is a Jackson Pollock
In 2012, the phrase “what is love” was the most searched on Google. To me this is kinda precious: in our modern world with all its problems, the most searched term in 2012 had nothing to do with celebrity gossip, the Mayan apocalyptic prediction, or the London Olympics. No, what people most wanted to know … More What is Love?
I often wonder at the goings on that take place in the heads of those around me. I’ve lived in my own mind my whole life, and have become accustomed to my patterns of thought, methods of focusing, go to daydreams and happy places. But the complexities of my own inner world make me all … More Number One Trick for Making it Easy to Love Other People