Little Free Library: Leave a Book, Return a Book

This little house goes at the end of the driveway, people stop and pick a book to read. Best idea ever. Find out more at And here are plans for building your own. … [Read more...]

Cloudy Skies and Ivy

Iphone photos from the  roads where I walk.            … [Read more...]

Beyond School Spirit: When Love is the Only Reason to Play

My son's last soccer game was this weekend. It's a league of 12-15 year olds who did not start playing soccer at the age of two, or perhaps they did and had little talent for it, or perhaps they're quite good, but get little play on the school team because soccer has become one of the most competitive and populous sports of middle class suburbia.The team plays "academy style," splitting into two groups at the start of each game to compete against each other, half of them donning a yellow … [Read more...]

Do you subscribe to Living Faith?

If not, you may have missed my meditation there on Monday. … [Read more...]

Becoming More Human

With special thanks to Jen at Conversion Diary for recalling this old post from 2009, I'm giving it another run.   Celebrity cellist, Yo-Yo Ma performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra this week. Tickets sold out many months in advance, so sitting at home rather than in concert finery, I’ve been inclined to read the reviews. Raving positive, they can only be, or Indianapolis may never see such a headliner again, but our local classical music reviewer (I’ll … [Read more...]

SoulCore: A Mary-led, Spirit-led Workout

About a month ago, a dear friend of mine had a birthday. To celebrate with her we went to the SoulCore studio on the Northside of Indianapolis and experienced the SoulCore workout, which pairs core strengthening exercises with meditation on the Rosary.I was so captivated by the project--which got me back into the habit of saying the daily Rosary--and also with the story of how it came to fruition, I wrote it up. The story is in the Washington Post, On Faith blog today: Natural light streams … [Read more...]

Living Faith, Daily Catholic Devotions

Just a quick note to let you know I've written a few short meditations for Living Faith/ Daily Catholic Devotions, which is both a print and online periodical featuring the daily Mass readings and related prayer.Here's one from yesterday, March 4, 2014: God Working in Me, and there are more to come. You may enjoy checking out their devotions online each day, which feature the meditations of writers far more thoughtful than I. It could be a nice addition to any Lenten observance.Wishing y … [Read more...]