Connections

In the fall of 1973, 21 children started first grade at St. Joseph School.  In May of 1985, 11 of them graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School.  Those 11 kids spent more time together than they probably will spend with anyone else, ever, other than the members...

Chips off the Old Block

More on the topic of when your kids are like you . . . I really should have taken a picture, even though all you would have seen was the backs of their heads. The other night ALL FIVE of our kids (Emily being home from college for the summer already!) were lounging...

A Breath of Smoke and Ashes

It’s there every time I go into the garage.  The smell of fire.  It’s there, and then I’m here: That’s not a place I really like to be, figuratively or otherwise.  In fact, it’s become a bit of a thing:  I don’t drive down that part...
Bye Bye Britannica

Bye Bye Britannica

I’m not even exaggerating when I say I almost cried when I read that the print version of the Encyclopedia Britannica is no more. I’m not a dinosaur, okay?  I can’t remember the last time I cracked an actual book to find information (besides, all my...
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