Netflix or Nothing: Our Need for the Void

August 17, 2017

Netflix is the Devil! Is that a startling enough headline for you?  I’m exaggerating, of course, but only by a little. Personally, it’s easy for me to lose hours upon hours to Netflix or other similar streaming services.  Even when there wasn’t a show that got me excited, I would come back like the bored man to his fridge.  I know what’s in the fridge – I’ve basically memorized it…


A Pious Visit

May 31, 2017

Pentecost is almost upon us. It is the day when the Spirit was poured out on the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is the birth of the Church.  It is the beginning of our universal mission.  It is the reason for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  But, it is also the reason that we should love our country, our families, and all those joined to us in faith. Allow me…


Marijuana Part 2

April 26, 2017

As expected, there was some resistance to and controversy around my last post on the morality of Marijuana.  In the comments I saw, there seemed to be a few different approaches to arguing that I am wrong about marijuana.  I do appreciate thoughtful responses and some of those comments were, but most of them were unclear about which part of the argument was wrong.  Therefore, I’d like to maybe clarify…


Discipline, Failure, and Humility on American Ninja Warrior

September 19, 2016

For the last few years, my wife and I, sometimes joined by our children, have been huge fans of the hit show American Ninja Warrior.  Last year was especially exciting as, for the first time ever, two contestants actually completed Stage 3 of Mount Midoriyama and were able to go for the fourth and final stage.  As it turned out, both of them would finish the final stage, but only…