According to an Associated Press article today, climate scientists agree global warming is happening and believe that if carbond dioxide and other heat-trapping emissions continue to grow, as expected, things could spin “out of our control.” So what do we … Continue reading


Met with Jim Stevenson who is the assistant to the Director of Cleveland’s “Department on Aging.” He said the Department has recently developed a “Senior Strides Program” for people over 55 who are looking for work. And that’s a good … Continue reading


Earth Day. A Cleveland National Public Radio show today featured a representative of the Ohio EPA, and a couple other guests, to talk about the ‘environmental state of Ohio.’ At one point, it was explained one of the biggest sources … Continue reading


Our family toured the Catholic Worker House on the near west side of Cleveland today. Four volunteers live in community with 15 people who would otherwise be: homeless. They live in a converted convent on St. Patrick Church property here … Continue reading


Met this week with Bob McCauliff who is the volunteer coordinator for a project to turn an old, vacant convent on Cleveland’s near west side into a long-term living facility for those recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. If it … Continue reading


My wife Liz and our daughter Sarah helped with an after-school tutoring program with a group of Liberian refugee children who have recently come to Cleveland. Liz, who home schools our children, worked one on one with one of the … Continue reading


Met with Deacon Bill Merrimen and Fr. Mark Dinardo at St. Patrick’s Church on the near west side of Cleveland. They have helped establish an extremely creative “Urban Plunge Program.” Fr. Dinardo has freed up a number of bedrooms in … Continue reading


Our family volunteered at the Catholic Worker “Storefront” on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland today. It was a Saturday morning breakfast for the poor and homeless of the area. The Catholic Worker charism is one of hospitality to the poor. Some … Continue reading