Over the last few weeks, Pope Francis has been pointing to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, as a role model. At a time when the United …

For the next month, hopefully, most of us will be in Christmas mode. You know, the days we scurry about trying to find deals on everything fro…

I suppose I’m starting a new little Christmas tradition. For the second year, I’ve made a visit to see a local Christmas tree.

In many of the Christian faith traditions including Catholicism, today we begin Advent, the beginning of another church year. And each year on…

Tollierville was a particular type of town, populated with a particular type of people. Each lived in a particular type of house characterized…

Several years ago I was given the opportunity to do a DNA test through 23 and Me. I knew that I am mostly British and Irish, but I wanted to k…

A paper clip. A dollar bill. A raisin. A stick of gum.

How do some get lessons in learning to live within their means and other do not? The answer may be that some had exposure to others whose foot…

Winter seems to have arrived just in time for the annual Rome Christmas Parade. This year, for some reason, the parade committee chose to hono…

I was sitting on my porch one Sunday morning when Duggan pulled in front of my house with a carload of people. He said, “Come on, Lonie, let’s…

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to specific holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the way I’ve always been and, at my age, I do…

I’m thankful that it is Thanksgiving again, a time when we can pause and reflect on the good things in life — the happy times and the upliftin…

Recently I was crushed to find out about the death of a young man lost to suicide.

Facebook has had a rough month, and deservedly so. The company has earned a special place of distrust in the hearts of many: A CNN poll publis…

When I was small, I loved watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. I squirmed with anticipation as the bands and floats passed b…

One of the most beloved and respected men in the Bible is King David, a very gifted, talented and anointed man of God whom God declared … “I h…

I have come to accept the varied interpretations of Biblical reading, even when different and of apparent contradiction and not of my own, to …

We had double celebration in Florida this month, for my niece who is a COVID-19 survivor as well as a birthday celebration for my youngest sis…

As we approach the holiday season, we begin to think about the bounty of the holiday table.

I’ve always been an idea guy. You know the type, someone who can think of interesting ways to spend someone else’s money. Today, I want to pit…