Some wounds are obvious. Others are hidden to the eye. But invisible scars — the ones lurking in the human psyche — can be just as crippling, similarly painful, and possibly much tougher to repair.
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An exaltation of larks whirled and sang above the hut where he lay dying nearly a millennium ago. That’s only one of the countless stories told of Saint Francis of Assisi, whose October 4 feast will be celebrated here at Notre Dame.
Last summer, my 6-year-old son Lincoln and I gazed up at a giant oak tree in our yard in Indiana. “Who invented man?” Lincoln suddenly asked me. “What?” I said, trying to stall a few seconds for time.
I have kids and they knock over everything, including my beer. There seems to be some direct proportional relationship to the amount I spend on a beer and how fast it ends up in my shoe. Beer at the ball park, two sips and yup, I’ve got soggy socks.
Notre Dame bloggers offer a wealth of items from the informative to fun. Find out what ND research Jay Leno talked about in his monologue.
Strips 91-95 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, take a trip on the mass transit side.
I lost my Notre Dame class ring in 1987, somewhere on the grounds of the Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Although I ’ve since replaced it, I always wonder: Where is my first ND ring?
The United States recently wound down a protracted war in Iraq and is currently fighting one in Afghanistan. What policy should Washington adopt with respect to a turbulent Middle East and a rising China? What policy can the United States pursue that will keep it safe while minimizing the chances of war?
My daughter and I took a walk to the park today. An ordinary day and ordinary walk, except that today is the last day of our summer vacation. Her hair bleached by the sun and chlorine from the pool, days at the lake and afternoons at the park.
This break-up is making me tear my hair out. I’ve had easier times dumping boyfriends. In the past, it was easy for me to change stylists.
David Bruton, ND class of 2009, couldn’t disguise himself for long. As a substitute teacher last spring during the NFL lockout, the Denver Broncos free safety tried to keep his football career a secret. A bunch of second-graders found him out.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 22nd strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. Time for a trip to the Linebacker.
In addition to its being the 10th anniversary of that terrible day, this September 11th is, according to the Catholic liturgical calendar, the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Mass readings for the day are from the Book of Sirach (“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. . . . If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath, who will forgive his sins?”).
It’s late summer so we are doing summer things, like going to art fairs when its 90 degrees outside. There is no dad in America who thinks this is a good idea.
Catholic Social teaching claims, most forcefully in Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Laborem excercens, that work is integral to the development of the human person.
Apparently some “scientist” has “proven” that predictions, no matter how informed the prognosticators, are no better than wild guesses. So I guess that makes me the equivalent of an expert. Remember that as you read my wild guesses about how the 2011 Notre Dame football season will unfold.
I never worried much about the hazards of the Information Age until my 9-year-old son started beating me at video games.
It matters somehow that our clean laundry came back from the laundry building wrapped in crackling brown paper and bound meticulously with string; and it matters that each boy (for only boys had their wash done by the University in those hoary days three decades ago) had a laundry number, five digits, printed on clean white cloth.
Ongoing scandals in the Catholic Church, along with noises recently being made by several presidential candidates and their supporters, bring to mind George Orwell’s grumpy observation that “as with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.”
Strips 87-90 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, celebrate a new pope.
An estimated 300,000 Americans each year suffer a sports- or recreation-related “mild traumatic brain injury,” or concussion, as it is commonly known.
It’s difficult to envision the soft-spoken Heather Cocks ’99 as her generation’s standard-bearer of the Dorothy Parker zinger-hurling legacy.
In my extended family of cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, I have cultivated a reputation as a literary man, perhaps even as a bit of an eccentric.
Nice men apparently do finish last, at least when it comes to salaries. Faculty commentary in this edition of Networthy ND runs the gamut from a study of why it may pay to be a jerk to why Republican presidential candidates should be leery of the Tea Party.
Women & Spirit tells lovingly documented stories about faith-filled women who sacrificed family ties and material comfort to serve and lead and help shape our nation into something ennobling and entirely new.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 21st strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. Who’s watching over Notre Dame football?
The gardener down the street has switched plants this year. Instead of wooden flowers stuck in the stone-covered border along the front of the house, she’s now displaying plastic ones.