What is a friend?

By |2015-07-10T10:23:40-06:00July 19th, 2015|Poems|

Untitled What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.  Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. He does not want you to be better [...]

Those shoes

By |2014-12-23T12:49:42-06:00December 23rd, 2014|Stories, Video|

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts The book is titled "Those Shoes", by Maribeth Boelts and it is a favorite of all three of my boys.  The premise is simple, a young boy wants to have the coolest shoes in school, but his grandma cannot afford them.  He schemes and [...]

The Prophet – On Friendship

By |2014-11-23T16:18:41-06:00November 18th, 2014|Stories|

And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you [...]

Best Camp Ever

By |2014-08-05T08:29:25-06:00July 18th, 2014|Stories|

(Photo courtesy of Alyson Herzig) Last week a very touching story about a 10 year old autistic boy was brought to our attention by USA Today.  The story is about Jake Herzig who loves Notre Dame Football.  Jake had attended the Notre Dame football camp a few times in the [...]

The story of Kyle

By |2014-05-31T17:35:19-06:00June 6th, 2014|Stories|

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school.  His name was Kyle.  It looked like he was carrying all of his books.  I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on Friday?  He [...]

The Man in the Glass

By |2014-05-21T13:56:46-06:00May 25th, 2014|Poems|

When you get what you want in your struggle for self, and the world makes you king for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what that man has to say. Although there are others in life’s pathway whose judgment upon you must pass, the fellow whose verdict counts most [...]

The Friendship Machine

By |2014-04-23T15:16:52-06:00April 28th, 2014|Video|

Coke has done it again, a great idea and a catchy jingle.  Nothing like finding creative ways to encourage people to work together.  Take a peek. Thanks to Kim W. for this contribution.

The Bridge Builder

By |2014-04-23T13:19:36-06:00April 24th, 2014|Poems|

An old man, going a lone highway, Came in the evening cold and gray, To a chasm vast and deep and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim, The sullen stream has no fears for him, But he stopped when safe [...]

The Shoes

By |2014-02-21T11:49:15-06:00March 7th, 2014|Poems|

My alarm went off. It was Sunday again. I was sleepy and tired, my one day to sleep in. But the guilt I would feel the rest of the day would have been too much, so I'd go and I'd pray. I showered and shaved, I adjusted my tie, I got there and sat in a pew [...]

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