Mad for…Paulette

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller Today, my mom was in a car accident. This one wasn’t a fender bender, but rather an axle-breaking, two vehicle… Read More

Mad for…Chris

It was the way you laughed…I knew I wanted that in my life. –R.M. Drake For me, laughing is and I imagine will always be, the best form of therapy. On day 16 of my quest to feature 365 amazing people in… Read More

Mad for…Tina

The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them. -St. Louis de… Read More

Mad for…Rex

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -Johann Sebastian Bach Day 14 of 365 Meet Rex Rund. Conspicuously faithful and hugely talented, Rex is the Director… Read More

Mad for…Gus

Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things! -Pope Francis Meet Gus Hartauer, otherwise known as “Shot Doc”. As you can see from his photo here,… Read More

Mad for…Maggie

Kindness is like snow- it beautifies everything it covers. -Kahlil Gibran Central Indiana is covered in a blanket of white today. Haltingly, we inched our way this morning from our home in Hamilton County to the far south side of Indianapolis so… Read More

Mad for…Donna

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. -St. Thomas Aquinas Day 11 of 365 The day I met her, my first day at a new job, was the same day her divorce was final. She was… Read More

Mad for…Laine

“She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.” Nicole Lyons Imaginative, musical, and engaging are three words that come to mind quickly when I think of this young lady. Meet Laine Schwegman! She’s a high school… Read More

Mad for…Derek

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.” –Frederick Faber Here’s an outgoing, amicable face to brighten your day! Meet Derek Johnson. If you visit him at… Read More

Mad for…Marv

He’s a member of what Tom Brokaw rightly called “The Greatest Generation”.  Meet Marv Dykhuizen, age 97.  Actually, he’s Uncle Marv to me.  You’ll notice he’s wearing his World War II Army Air Corp hat in this photo. Uncle Marv is a… Read More