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Being with… the importance of presence

The power of being present has been on my mind quite a bit lately. That solitary sentence has existed in isolation in a draft post for months. It’s still true, so I thought it was time to dust it off and hang out with it for a while. What originally spurred it? I’m no longer […]

NJ Church says “We’re Sorry”

Chris drew my attention to a YPulse update pointing to this news story because of my post “We don’t have to live like this”. SWEDESBORO, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey church is taking an unusual approach to get more people to come worship. They are hoping a simple “We’re Sorry” will go a long […]

Mixed messages

USA Today offers a fascinating article on the difficulties young adult men are having finding their role and right behavior in a culture that is sending mixed messages.  Young guys try to read society’s road map for success quotes a number of social science researchers.  I’d encourage you to read it all, but here is […]

Important questions

Our 2 days of Parent Orientation were full of seminars designed to answer the “burning questions” asked by lots of parents who are sending their kids to Saint Rose.  Many of the questions were about navigating Saint Rose systems like finances, safety systems, schedules, academic help, dorm rules, and meal plans.  Pretty routine items, all […]

Quotable: “Stay Away”

In the plethora of scratch-your-head stories emerging from YouTube’s instant, unfiltered microphone comes this gem (AP via Fox News): DOVER, N.Y.  —  A pair of 17-year-olds who drove to Oniontown after a series of YouTube videos portrayed the hamlet as a run-down, backwoods dump were pelted with rocks by an angry group of young residents, […]