Our Irish eyes were smiling (and our Polish ones were too) at the Southside Irish Parade

Our Irish eyes were smiling (and our Polish ones were too) at the Southside Irish Parade

Sure and Begorrah we had a great time Sunday afternoon at the Southside Irish Parade. The sun and the spirits of the Kennedy and Mackey families smiled down on us as we found a spot on Western Avenue along with 200,000 of our closest friends. With more than 100 entries representing nearly every parish, union, [...]

A salute to my friend Hsing-Yi, the most interesting mom in the world

With references so casual and unassuming we have to pause a moment to let their astounding nature sink in, our friend Hsing-Yi can stop a conversation cold. "Oh, yes, that happened to me on the Amazon," she once chuckled in solidarity, as we ladies-at-lunch stopped laughing at whatever silly thing had tickled our funny bones, [...]

Lombardi built champions and friends

Lombardi built champions and friends

Of all the lessons Coach Lombardi taught his players -- pursue excellence, never settle, honor the uniform, respect god, eat nutritionally, prepare thoroughly -- one of the richest remains this: value friendship. Honored residents of Titletown, Lombardi's Packers bonded in the singular pursuit of championships and collective respect for their coach. That kind of high-fiving, [...]