Both Oars In

Not out with a bang, but in with a groan

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

How things have changed. In 20 short years, we have gone from shopping until we drop to having to work until we drop. It is evident that changes... (Read more)

That exact human moment

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I read a lot on planes. Even though I usually have work to do on most flights, the mandate at takeoff and landing to turn off “everything with an... (Read more)

What’s a dollar worth?

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

If there were a billion originals of the “Mona Lisa,” having one would not be very special, would it? So, how much can a dollar be worth if there... (Read more)


By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I should have turned around and gone home when I saw that the tickets cost $10. But, I am addicted to movies, especially on the big screen with... (Read more)

The stories we want to hear

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I read everything I come across by Jon Krakauer. He is a brilliant investigative journalist, adventure writer and biographer. Krakauer’s genius is... (Read more)

Deconstructing the path forward

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

The stink created by this summer’s political debacle over the budget and the national debt has dissipated for the most part. Yet, I still find... (Read more)

Enough to stop a beating heart

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I believe that abortion as a direct, willful action is wrong in every case. That said: this column is not about that incontrovertible moral truth.... (Read more)

95: The Drive

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I was not surprised about the general reaction to my announcement that my daughter and I would first head north from West Point, NY to Portland,... (Read more)

Time for a good shock to the System

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Given the severity of our immediate economic situation, it may be difficult to look beyond tomorrow, let alone 2012. Even our ever optimistic, the... (Read more)

2012: A year without complaint

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

The Mayan calendar predicts that 2012 will be the end of the world. Since I am firmly of the ‘hour-and-day-is-not-known’ club, I do not believe... (Read more)

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