Happy Feast of Thomas Aquinas!

By Jon|January 28, 2015|Catholicism, Philosophy|

A few of my favorite short quotes before you post yours: Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. (The people in the present aren’t the only one who get a vote if we’re talking

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Reflections in the Eternal City

By Jon|January 16, 2015|Personal|

This past month I was lucky enough to head to Rome for a 5th time, but this time I had the privilege to go with my family on vacation. I decided I would share a few reflections from the journey in hopes that the eternal city may come to mean more for you as well, though I know some readers already live there. This is the first time I’ve taken the

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The Most Insane Bike Ride Ever Attempted. And I’ll Never Be Good Enough.

By Jon|January 9, 2015|Fun|

It’s funny how when you were a child you were told you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I want to do this, but I’ll be honest – not enough to make it happen. Some things you realize as you approach 30 are probably never going to happen. But Kudos to this guy! Back to my desk.    

Are You Religious?

By Jon|January 6, 2015|Religion|

It has happened many times that someone will ask me the question “Are you religious?” or, “You seem religious, is that right?” and I have difficulty responding in a way that will allow them to grasp my perspective, without simply labeling me as somewhat akin to the man in the main photo and moving on to someone who to them is less hopped up on the opiate of the masses.

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