14 Hopes for 2014

Each year I remix some of my hopes and dreams for the New Year, bringing some of last year along, and adding a few new ones… I realize this will become cumbersome in a few years.  Nonetheless, here’s the latest remix, 14 Hopes for 2014: 1)  SQUASH NEGATIVITY.  I commit to shut down murmuring and [Read More…]

Bringing America Back to Life

Yesterday, I read about the 2-year old child who shot herself by accident in North Carolina over the weekend. Then I read about the horror of another school shooting in Nevada. Only hours later —  shots rang out again on our block in North Philadelphia, for the second time this week.  This time a bullet [Read More…]

Remembering Francis: From 12th Century Rebel to 21st Century Pope

Today (October 4), Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the Pope’s namesake – Francis of Assisi. But Francesco Bernadone (Francis of Assisi), who died on October 3, 1226 must be laughing at the irony of it all. He was one of the first critics of capitalism, one [Read More…]