This Networthy installment links to a variety of blog posts, including one about a Mass for Declan Sullivan, a video of a speaker on the global marketplace and a new networking site for ND students.
In the lumpy region I call home, a study determined to the surprise of few that tooth disease is our most serious health problem.
One recent weekend, for the first time since my oldest child was born, my husband watched the children and I had a weekend to myself. I went to Notre Dame. Amazing to me that this is the place I came back to.
The old advice: “Keep your eye on the ball” makes sense when discussing the problems of the U.S. economy. We have become diverted from the immediate issue — jobs — to the issues of deficits and the national debt.
Why is disgusting funny? Just ask the guys.
Although I share in it, I slightly mistrust intense affection for animals. But it’s still somewhat with me, that pang I felt a few mornings ago when I discovered that our basset hound, Atticus, had died in his sleep the night before.
As I sweated through their final home game, when the Irish women defeated Rutgers, one Notre Dame sports strategy was clear. The best way to draw spectators to non-revenue sports is to make the events family friendly — and cheap.
Given my daughter’s embrace of the symbols of our faith and her new devotion to prayer, I am trying to participate more. I recognize I have come to a place in my parenting journey where it is time for my daughter to lead and for me to follow.
Perfect Rivals: Notre Dame, Miami, and the Battle for the Soul of College Football traces how the nouveau-riche Hurricanes and old-money Irish became antagonists.
Watching a Cross Country meet can be confusing, as one small boy discovered after the start of the men’s gold race. “Mom,” he said, “where are they going?”
Forget the microwave. It’s time for a history lesson in making popcorn.
Join a champion-level spectator in sampling the less-heralded side of Notre Dame competitions: the rowing and the running, the putting and the spiking.
Alumni Association launches new online experience .
As oil-sheened water and tar balls first slopped their way onto the barrier-island beaches of the Gulf Coast in the environmental wake of April’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government came looking for Joannes Westerink and Andrew Kennedy.
Like many folks, including John Steinbeck and William Least Heat Moon, I prefer two-lane roads to interstate highways. I like to see people and places, get a sense of life from the ground up.
Like a carnival barker with holy water, the priest generously dispensed the heavenly graces while pilgrims held high their rosaries, holy cards and plastic replicas in order to receive the divine droplets in the August sun.
“There is an open house tonight at the Pet Refuge in Mishawaka,” my 12-year-old daughter, Alexandra, tells me enthusiastically. “They invite people to Adopt-a-Dog night . . . and we are invited!”
Maybe I need a box of LEGOs — to remember how to explore, how to see.
Football 101, the kick-off event of the Kelly Cares Foundation, promised an inside view of football, a quick course in the hows and the whys and the what-the-hell-is-a-tight-end type of questions the average but not overly schooled female fan might ask.
A dying community is transformed in a movement that just might be national in scope.
Parts of relocating never get easier. I inevitably realize that I have no idea what to do with myself in a place which is now home but has none of the familiarity of home. One way I start is to find my new church.
Notre Dame Magazine offers columnists, features and multimedia on the web.
The Secret of Life wasn’t stored in a cave by the river or trapped in the angels’ room. It was right here all along.
Creative works by Notre Dame people.
A call for the music of Notre Dame.
Unless you work in a high security environment, you may never have had your eye scanned to confirm your identity. But in recent years the eye has been increasingly harnessed as a biometric for identification purposes.
Letters to the editor.
It’s no surprise then that one of the main quests in pharmaceutical chemistry is to develop silver-bullet medicines, smart drugs that specifically target diseased cells while leaving healthy ones alone.
American lifespan has dramatically increased over the course of the 20th century. A recent student study of longevity among Holy Cross Sisters at Saint Mary’s College confirms just how much.
“Love and marriage,” the old song declares, “go together like a horse and carriage.” The image has long been out of date, but there was a time on campus 20 some years ago when it would have been appropriate to substitute the words, “go together like trombones and piccolos.”