Passing Along All that is Noble and Worthwhile

I was blessed to grow up with great parents. We didn’t have much, but my parents made sure my sister and I had love, discipline, faith, strong values, and an appreciation for the value of hard work. My mother played a vital role in our family, as all mothers do, but I find as I grow older that I am […]

The Passing of a Truly Good Man

James Nolan

I received the news this week that my friend Jim Nolan died on July 28th after a long battle with cancer.  As I reflected on how to write about his life and honor his memory, I remembered my first conversation with Jim in the summer of 2006.  I was about to join the RCIA program at my parish and was […]

Dancing for Dad

I have heard it from so many people over the years regarding the passing of a loved one, especially a parent; “no matter how old or sick they are when they go you’re never ready.”  I now know what that those words are very true.  My father, Michael Annunciato Squillace was born on the Feast of the Annunciation and died […]