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Category Archives: On Life
Why I Started Subscribing to Physical Magazines Again (And You Should Too)
Remember physical magazines? They’re making a comeback in my household. And they should in yours, too.
Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day in the United States?
It’s a lot more than just a day off work. Labor Day represents the grit, ambition and hard work that built the United States.
When the Bills Arrive: Having a Baby During a Pandemic
The last thing you need when having a baby during a pandemic are unexpected bills. But those bills are exactly what hospitals need.
Let’s Get Radical by Having a Civil Conversation
I am going to attempt the impossible: Deliver a constructive opinion that everyone can support. (Maybe I’m the crazy one…)
Never Pass a Pub With Your Name On It: An Irish-American Story
According to Pete McCarthy, the late comedian and travel writer, you never pass a pub with your name on it. My wife and I traveled to Ireland to prove it.
7 writing lessons: What a home renovation taught me about writing a book
Before tackling that next big project, understand these 7 steps to ensuring a successful final product.
Honoring the Fallen Means Feeling the Pain Again
There are very few days from elementary school that I remember with such clarity. That day was different. That day was September 11th, 2001.
A day to remember the fallen
When I was a student at the University of Michigan, I was walking across campus and a young woman stopped me. “Please take this,” she said, and then handed me a small slip of paper. “It’s Veterans Day. We want all of our fallen to be remembered.” I looked at the slip. It read: ChristopherContinue reading “A day to remember the fallen”
Those Irish have a way with words
It’s not all whiskey and beer. The history of Ireland is both beautiful and heartbreaking. It makes you wish you lived there, yet it also makes you count your blessings. Being of Irish descent, this history has always fascinated me. I’ve found that in order to understand something, you need the full picture. You need toContinue reading “Those Irish have a way with words”
An argument for the Great Lakes
Stay away from religion and politics, right? I try, especially for the heavy issues. But here’s a case that seems pretty one-sided to me. Last week, it was announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding would lose $290 million under the newly proposed national budget. That’s almost a 97% cut, down to just $10 million perContinue reading “An argument for the Great Lakes”