Videos of Rhiannon and Fran


If you’ve read chapter one of¬†Unteachable Lessons you know all about my wife Fran and my late daughter Rhiannon (who passed away in 2014). Thankfully, we have a number of videos of Fran and Rhiannon singing together, as they often performed especially for events related to the Atlanta L’Arche Community. Here is a collection of some of the videos we have posted to Youtube over the...

Need Help? Ask the Angels


Today, September 29, is the Feast Day for the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. It’s traditionally known as “Michaelmas” and in the Episcopal Church it’s called the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. So for today I thought I’d write a bit about the angels, and how they can impact our lives, both spiritually and in general. I’m reminded of my one of my...

How is she doing?


I had the occasion to speak with a friend yesterday with whom I haven’t spoken in over a year. We did the obligatory “how’s it going?” conversation, and of course, that led to the hardest question of all: “How’s Rhiannon?” For readers who do not know the story of my stepdaughter, she was born in 1985 with polycystic kidney disease, which is, according to...



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