Finding God Outside the Box

Only six short months ago, we were all anticipating the year “2020”... The “Class of 2020” (what a great year to say you graduated!), tacky jokes about “2020 vision,” the adjustment to writing a “2” instead of a “1” on that written year section on a check or a form, as we had done for [...]

Confessions of an Unbeliever

Wait... what? Shalimamma, an unbeliever?! Yeah, that's right. I may as well cut to the chase. I'm a natural-born skeptic, a Thomas (before he became a saint), a question-asker (is that a word?), a challenger to any and all "boxes" people want to assign me to, which seem logical and easy, but equally seem impossible [...]

Never Enough… ?

I love the movie "The Greatest Showman." Whether it's perfectly historically accurate or not (OK, it's not...), it still, in Hollywood-esque embellished style, makes for an amazing movie (in my humble opinion.) But for me, it's not all the little dramas and the great musical score that get to me... it's one particular scene and [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power… Part II

Our day had begun with thinking that maybe we could squeeze in one little trip to Niagra Falls before the school year started.... complete with my 12 year old son using an iPad to show us a 3-D streaming of the Falls. Smart phones and lights and TV's and laptops and window air conditioners hummed [...]

When God Gets in the Kitchen… A Tribute to Mother Angelica

Sometimes, life hands us a basket of ingredients that don't seem to match up to any sensible recipe... Sometimes, our life is like an episode of "Chopped" (Food Network).... On the series "Chopped," each chef is given a basket of random ingredients, and they compete to impress the judges with what they can craft from [...]