Polling the Founding Fathers
Posted on April 26, 2016

I would love to ask one of the Founding Fathers if this is what they could have imagined! I am referring to the current mad race for president which occupies all the forms of media in our lives.

Looking Back
Posted on April 19, 2016

We are living in a political tsunami of words, aren’t we? I have begun to wonder what some of the candidates for public office actually know of our history and the heritage that is ours.

Rethinking History
Posted on April 12, 2016

I have spent more than half my life educating young men and women, years when I worked with minds that were just opening to the possibility of a life bigger than anything they had yet experienced. I rejoiced to think what they might become, those still raw adolescents. Alumni reunions sometimes astonish me and sometimes leave me still hoping. But I am losing faith in the next generation. Why?

Something In Us
Posted on April 5, 2016

It was one of the most perfect illustrations of a proverb I have ever seen.

Sr. Catherine and I were coming home from the Motherhouse in Rhinebeck and passed a pasture for young horses, a relative newcomer to the neighborhood. Three of them were grazing there in what seemed to me like “horse heaven”. There were two fenced paddocks, with new grass just ready for nibbling and an open gate between them. If that were insufficient, a huge pile of hay in the middle of one enclosure was also available.