God bless us, everyone

I'm sporting soggy feet from an aggravating trip to Lambeau Field, anxiously tracking packages from a last-minute, late-night on-line shopping spree, futilely trying to tune-out the mounting chaos in the adjoining family room, and feeling like the luckiest person in the world. Our house, our bellies, and our hearts are full. God bless us, everyone. [...]

A toast to St. Cyril and a wee bit of blarney

In a misguided effort to stump my sister in-law, elderly Mr. Callahan stopped her at the door of their Manhattan apartment building on March 18 several years ago. "Guess what today is?" he asked. Having just received the annual reminder phone call from her fun-loving father, Nancy didn’t hesitate. "St. Cyril day," she said, "Of [...]