The hands of Art's closest childhood friend giving Art his last shave

Peace Six Years Ago Today

The hands of Art’s closest childhood friend giving Art his last shave What I remember about this day was the peace. There was nothing to do but wait. My only purpose was to be with him,… Read more

Ezra visiting Art two months before he died

The Worst Day of My Life

Ezra visiting Art two months before he died This was and still remains the worst day of my life. I told my three children that their father was dying and then helped them say good-bye. On… Read more

Please Kick Me Out of Your Bed

Art taking Ezra to School 2006 To be honest, I don’t remember this day well. I remember the early morning phone call from the doctor, asking me to consent to a lumbar puncture so they could… Read more

What To Say

Why, God?

Op-Ed Columnist Maureen Dowd asked her friend, Father Kevin, to comment on that question.  You can read her/his op-ed piece here.  His response was humbling and not what I expected from a priest… Read more

What Not To Say

Harry and David

#27 Send Them Fruit

Meet Harry and David   Sigh, not actual photos of Harry or David Harry and David can be your friend’s friend Sometimes a person just needs good fruit in their lives.   Order… Read more

Two Boys Diving off Dock into Lake

#19 Pay For Summer Camp

Or arrange for a scholarship. A family in crisis is often under financial crisis as well. So… pay for a week of camp or more. You and some friends can help them out. Accepting help can… Read more