Time to weigh in on this house crisis thing… According to a Washington Post   article this week, the Bush Administration is “completing a plan to help thousands of homeowners at risk of foreclosure by helping them refinance into more-affordable … Continue reading


In the wake of a President Bush veto of legislation to provide $23 billion for water projects across the country, Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio said he would work to override the veto, according to the Associated Press.   “We … Continue reading


I talked at a Peace and Justice group at St. Patrick’s Church in Kent, Ohio, tonight.   Before the group, one man told me about falling off his bike and breaking some ribs.   Luckily he has healthcare insurance.   … Continue reading


In honor of President’s Day today, I’ve decided to become president. (It’s kind of a Norman Vincent Peale thing.)… I recently referenced a talk I went to in Rome, Georgia, about the writings of G.K. Chesterton. During the talk, presenter … Continue reading


Cleveland — Persistent rains battered the region yesterday… started a Plain Dealer article today. In 24 hours, the area had an average rainfall of about 5 inches. In Kenya, it only rains 9 inches, a year. In Tanzania sometimes, it’s … Continue reading


I have just started to update our position paper on the environment, based on some 15 years of research… A hot (excuse the pun) topic these days is: global warming. It is, indeed, an Inconvenient Truth. And since the Bush … Continue reading


Thanksgiving. This morning while volunteering at the “Storefront,” a Catholic Worker outreach here in Cleveland, we met a man who had slept outside last night — the temperature: 20 degrees. We invited him to our apartment so he didn’t have … Continue reading


Talked with Paul Weaver, a visiting professor at Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio. He is from Worthington, Minnesota and recently coordinated the establishment of a bi-lingual, elementary school there. The school is a mix of Hispanics and Whites, with a … Continue reading


More vignettes from the last few days on the trail: While at the headwaters of the Mississippi at Lake Itasca, I was interviewed by Minnesota State University’s Martin Grindeland, who teaches Mass Communications. His class was doing a documentary on … Continue reading