The Endless Loop

“Always avoid the near occasions of sin.” The nuns who taught in parochial schools drilled that cautionary lesson into every child in their custody. Sometimes the words reverberated in those little ears after a youngster or two got into some mischief that in the minds...

The Ephemeral Holiday Spirit

Even with a cocoon of Christmas carols, goodwill towards men, and mountains of presents to placate our mercenary hearts, the veneer of the holidays wipes off with the ease of an eraser cleaning a chalkboard. The interesting or perhaps troubling thing about the...