And a Happy St. Paddy's Day to you

Fire glowed against the visage of St. Patrick as he lit yet another candle in the dark Irish churchyard on Slane Hill. The fire reminded him of Christ, Redeemer and light of his life. Opposite the churchyard was Tara, where resided the pagan High King Lóe­gaire– the man who outlawed candles in Ireland. But it [Read More...]

Notes on Japan

Albert Einstein once said “it has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” But Einstein made those comments long before Mother Nature flipped the technologically-enriched county of Japan over on its nose and left it crying “Ojisan.” Watching one of the world’s great powers sagging like a clothesline under a wet wool [Read More...]

Angel in Sneakers

I was sitting in a quiet corner at the very same McDonald’s out on Macon Road that I used to dash over to during my tenure as a student at Columbus High. Gosh, that was  such a long-ago yesterday. I could have gone to the  library, which is also on Macon Road, but for all [Read More...]