Editors Note: Joey Forcherio, a senior at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN, wrote this letter to a classmate he had never met who was one of two students recently killed in a tragic automobile accident. I wrote a column about the two young men who lost their lives and how their parents and… Continue reading Student Pens Moving Letter to Deceased Classmate He Never Met
If I asked the size of your family how would you respond? Would you say large, small or nonexistent? A friend recently told me she had 40 first cousins. Someone I knew a few years ago has no one; not a single living relative. I have one living brother and three siblings I hope to… Continue reading The Size of Your ‘Family’ Can Be Larger Than You Imagine
The recent and tragic deaths of Christian Brothers High School seniors Colin Kilgore and Christophe Kesterson has hit close to home for their friends, teammates, and teachers. Now that the impact of their deaths has started to bring our emotions to the surface, I believe it’s time we realize it’s not about how or what… Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes Let’s Remember, It’s Not About Us; It’s About the Families & Friends Who Remain
It happens decades before it should. Sometime before a May graduation one or more members of a senior class could wake up one morning and never live to see another day. It makes no sense; these boys had their entire lives in front of them. None of us will ever understand such tragedy and we’re not… Continue reading Untimely Deaths of High School Seniors Present Challenges and Opportunities for Classmates, Family and Friends
Religious and political differences aside, it’s important to note that the last four presidents – beginning with President George H.W. Bush – have either attacked or invaded Iraq.