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…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…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

Mad for…Katie

Day 7 of 365 Meet Katie Conway.  I’ve chosen to post this stunning photo of her, because I want to still be on speaking terms with her.  My other choice was a snapshot from a weekend we once spent together with a… Read More

Mad for…Marshall

(Day 6 of 365) For more years than I care to count, Marshall Scheper has been the good Samaritan of the St. Louis de Montfort CYO program.  There are few volunteer posts more thankless than that of GYM MANAGER at a Catholic… Read More

Mad for…Dave

Meet Dr. Dave Hollensbe.  I just always call him “Doc”.  Doc is a big fan of words like “hyperoxaluria” and “lithogenic”.  With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, the Doc says “big words and doctor talk makes me feel so smart.” … Read More