Opinion on Ecumenical Papal Conclaves

In 2015 Pope Francis I visited the United States in what many viewed as an important and conciliatory gesture toward Americans, and Protestants as a whole— He was the second pope to do so. In the preceding weeks and days that followed their was much talk about the munificence of the Pope, and his desire…

The Year Ahead 2017: President Donald J. Trump

The soon to be comfortably couched Trump Administration will have a plethora of issues to face in only its first hundred days. And although the Idea of a Trump Presidency is toxic to some, the world looks on with curiosity at the Billionaire from Florida. Below is a summation of what to expect from the…

Space Shuttle Challenger: My First National Disaster

30 years ago today the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded over Florida after taking off from the Kennedy Space Station. I was only in elementary school at the time, but the memories of that beautiful day in Tampa, Florida are seared into my mind. I can recall the run up to the Space Shuttle Flight. In…

France: Ègalité Fraternité Liberté

The Past week has been a truly defining moment for the French people. We have seen the savagery of man, from men who so cowardly, so cravenly, decided to attack foreigners, and French alike. The first attack which occurred in Paris was one of unimaginable proportions. With the largest amounts of death for France, in…

Rumors of my Death are Greatly Exaggerated

First off I would like to say definitively that I am not dead. Now before I get into why I would make such a declarative statement I think it’s best to first start from the beginning. On the morning of Tuesday, July 17, 2015 I awoke at approximately 8:15 in the morning to the sound…

The Kindness of Strangers

Sometime ago now when I was but a lad growing up in Tampa, Florida I had two very cognizant moments in my life that taught me the depths of human compassion as well as that the opportunity to do the right thing often occurs while no one is looking (or so you think). It was…

Denard

As I watched over these past weeks the Sarah Murnaghan lung crisis come to its hopeful conclusion in a double-lung transplant, I watched with bated breath as the family updated the media on their superhuman heroics to rescue their daughter, from certain death. I’m sure that a conversation will no doubt ensue in certain circles…