Cake Is Always Better Than Soup!

October is birthday month at the Swan house. My parents have birthdays on the ninth and thirteenth, followed by Chelsea’s birthday on the 18th and then Maureen’s birthday on the 23rd. Each birthday comes complete with its own liturgy and meal. For my parents what was once a day for all the family to gather,…

It is God’s Love That Makes Us Whole.

In years past,you could count on a human interest story on page two of the local news. These stories shared how someone overcame the odds to do something great. This week I found at least three of those stories online. The first takes place here in Camillus, Andrew Bowman was crowned Homecoming King at West…

A Mustard Seed and the Reign of God

One of the more enjoyable parts of working out each morning at Bally’s was the Gang of Five. These were five guys who gathered most mornings with coffee in hand near the reception desk and worked to solve all the ills of the world. At least in their minds.) One morning, I had the dubious…