While back in Cleveland, my daughter Sarah and I attended a session on Sabbath Economics at the Catholic Worker House.   One participant said that our society has become absolutely nuts with complexity.   That is, we now spend so … Continue reading


Buckeye Back Roads Tour:   We’ve been buzzing (‘Buckeye buzzing,’ if you will — sorry)around the state this last month.   The following are some more vignettes from the road:   In Plain City, Ohio, I put up a black … Continue reading


Buckeye Back Road Tour:   We stopped in Columbus where we learned about Saint Paul’s Outreach.   This is a group of Catholic college students who are living in community and trying to evangelize  on Ohio State campus, and beyond. … Continue reading


Buckeye Back Road Tour: We headed northeast into Lancaster, Ohio, where Fr. Peter Gideon at St. Mark’s here said during a Sunday sermon that studies show the average American eats a hefty 1,775 pounds of food a year. I couldn’t … Continue reading


Buckeye Back Road Tour:   We stumped in downtown Bainbridge, Ohio, yesterday.   At Paxton Restaurant, Don Shoemaker told me he refers to Bainbridge’s Fall Festival of Leaves as the Fall Festival of Theives.   “The carnies come in every … Continue reading