Tag: values

America, the Resilient

Reminiscing seems to go hand in hand with getting older.  When I slow down enough to look at life through the eyes of my children, I see a world vastly different from the one in which I grew up.  As a product of Generation X, my...

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Worlds Apart

I am a father and a philosopher.  This is not necessarily an unusual combination, but it does give me a range of interests that spans two rather distinctive worlds.  I am interested in the family, its challenges and rewards, its...

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Catholic Cop-outs

Catholic clichés are vapid.  They exhibit a lackadaisical attitude toward the faith, and consequently, the way it is taught. Anna Mitchell, a good friend of mine and Catholic radio personality, recently took up the topic of...

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The Catholic Difference

My husband, Mark, and I were sitting next to each other across from an English teacher at the public high school’s parent/teacher conferences.  She and another teacher had just been laughing about something.  Turning to give us...

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