Grace Finds Goodness in Everything

As I do every year on September 11, this  morning I listened to All that You Can’t Leave Behind by U2 in its entirety on my way to work. After its release, I listened to it every day on my commute into lower Manhattan; from Beautiful Day (opening track) to Grace...

Fix You?

This may be hard for some of you to believe but in my teenage years, I was a bit of an introvert.  In fact, it was not uncommon for a 15 year old Mike Carlon to retreat to his bedroom, turn off all the lights, and lose himself in music. This was particularly true if...

How do I get to Heaven?

About twenty years ago, my brothers and I were having dinner at Gallagher’s steakhouse in Manhattan. This place has nothing to do with the comedian Gallagher and, as such, we did not have to wear any protective clothing, but we did have to wear sport coats...

Is the Man of Steel the Prince of Peace?

Those of you who know me know that I love movies.  Always have. It drives my wife crazy that I can actually have full conversations with other people and only speak by using movie quotes. This weekend, my daughter and I saw Man of Steel.  I am a big fan of Superman –...

Procrastination: Last Week’s Mad Men

Yesterday I finished an eight group project which of course means I have to sit down and write a report.  Those of you who have followed this blog know that I have a tendency to procrastinate when I have some writing to do.  Here is what I did this morning: Walked the...

Video Killed the Radio Star?

Bless me father for I have sinned.I have been listening to the 80’s channel on Sirius XM and feel quite guilty about it. I am not sure why I am drawn to this station so much; perhaps it is the original MTV VJs who I watched incessantly (much to my mother’s...