A Life Worth Noting

Growing up as a Catholic boy in Stamford, I went through a rite of passage that my older brother and countless others experienced before me; I became an altar server. While there were those boys whose parents “strongly encouraged” them to serve their parish in this...

Healthcare Reform: Treating the Symptoms and not the Cause

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the majority leaders in both houses of Congress are not the first group of people to realize that the health care system in the United States is in need of reform. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been preaching on this...

Paul Simon and an Old Pair of Nikes

I wanted to share with you a memory of my father that was published in The Stamford Advocate in June of 2008. My father has had a wonderful impact on my life and it motivated to write this piece. ______________ What do an old pair of Nike sneakers, Paul Simon, The...

An Alternative Take on the Death of Michael Jackson

This was published in today’s edition of the Stamford Advocate (www.stamfordadvocate.com) in the “Letter’s from Readers” section. I figured it was a good way to start off this blog. What do you think? Was that last line too much? _____________...