Small Success Thursday: Attitude of Gratitude

Small Success Thursday

Thursday is really one of my favorite days. In my life, “weekend” doesn’t really exist since I’m married to an ER doctor. “Saturday” is whatever day he has off, even if it’s Tuesday. But Thursday is different this year. Along with my early wakeup call to join my friends at the Son Rise Morning Show [Read More...]

From the “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” Files: Motorcyle Taxi Ban in Liberia

I would totally ride on one of these!

From a friend who was on my Rwanda trip with me comes this BBC link, sharing the news that Liberia has banned motorcycle taxis in the capital city of Monrovia: Police set up roadblocks at key intersections to enforce the ban after accusing the bikers of riding recklessly and causing accidents. The privately owned motorcycle [Read More...]

Instagram Exemplars: Who the Vatican Follows Instagram Account

The Instagram account has quickly become one of my favorites to follow. I’m not sure who’s behind the camera, but they have quite and eye. A recent great example was this shot of Pope Benedict receiving the statue of Our Lady of Fatima: Wow! So I was perusing the Vatican account and took note of [Read More...]

Don’t Be a Google Ad… Or Do…

Shared Endorsements on Google

Plenty of my fellow blog readers enjoy using Google products and Google Plus, so I thought I’d share the warning that is making its way around the Internet about Google’s latest policy change to use our likeness in “shared endorsements”. This means that when you — as a Google user — +1 anything (the equivalent [Read More...]

Register for CNMC Boston before It’s Too Late!

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Every year, one of my favorite conferences to attend is the Catholic New Media Conference sponsored by SQPN, the Star Quest Production Network. If you’re reading this blog, then you are a part of the effort to use New Media in the New Evangelization, which means you belong at the CNMC! But you need to [Read More...]

Phone Conversion: A Glimmer of a Convert’s Path

My first photo with my new phone... sharing because it's pretty!

I was born into a Catholic family and raised in a home where being Catholic was as much a part of my DNA as being Irish. Although I’ve had my moments of being spiritually lackadaisical, I’ve been Catholic all my life. And even though I’m married to a convert, I never really had a solid [Read More...]

The Day the Bull Went to the Pet Blessing

Bull attends Pet Blessing at Cathedral School in the Diocese of Bismarck

From the “Cool Catholic Files”, my favorite tweet of the day from my friend Matthew Kurtz, Director of Communications for the Bismarck Diocese: And for those who want the full experience, a selfie of said bull: Kudos to Msgr. Tom Richter and the school staff for a memorable moment on a blustery Friday Feast of [Read More...]

Pope Francis Bans Anchovies?!

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Despite the temptation to “right click>save as”, I’m only going to give you a tiny little taste of the latest genius cartoon from Jason Bach: You are now required to immediately go read the rest of the cartoon strip here. If you’ve been paying attention to the “Pope Francis gives another interview” mania, you’ll be very [Read More...]

Hilarious! What Catholic School Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days


New out from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa is this hilarious video that shows “What Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days”: If you’d like to treat yourself to the longer version, click here. I found myself laughing uproariously and watching twice. My favorite scene: Father walking in on the Twister game [Read More...]

iPosture: Is Too Much Screen Time Prematurely Aging Our Kids?


My radio segment this morning for the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick (airing at 8:50 am ET) has to do with a recent article in the Daily Mail Online entitled, “Do You Suffer from iPosture?” An overview of the article spells out the most important points of a recent UK survey: Tablets and smartphones are [Read More...]