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Looking Back on 2014

Last January 1, I composed a post looking back on the previous year and its highlights and noted at the end my hope to make this an annual tradition. In that spirit, here’s a look back at 2014, its highs and lows, in no particular order. 1. Isabella’s First Communion Certainly the highlight of the […]

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Your Parish isn’t a Welcoming Place

Our family has recently become homeless, from a Catholic parish standpoint[1], and so we’ve spent recent Sundays going to a variety of parishes in surrounding towns, trying to find a new home. We tried the neighboring parish that is paired with ours at 9am, but there wasn’t even an attempt to welcome the refugees from […]

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Carpooling kids to the end of society

Like most of the lifestyle pieces written by Beth Teitell in the Boston Globe, this article about “Rules of the carpool road” makes me want to flee to the woods and reject the morass that modern American society has become. There’s the resigned acknowledgment from emasculated parents that their and their neighbors’ children are the […]

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