Pope to Visit New York as well as Philly and D.C.

As rumored, Pope Francis will likely make a trip to New York as well as Washington, D.C. Newsday has the scoop, quoting Joe Zwilling, Director of Communications for the Archdiocese.of New York. Zwilling said a visit to New York makes sense for a number of reasons. This year is the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul […]

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Petey Griffin vs. The Fordham Ram

So I’m a proud graduate of Fordham and now work at another Ignatian institution, Canisius here in Buffalo. World’s are colliding as my colleagues from BustedHalo.com put together the Catholic Mascotology Contest this week, featuring all kinds of Mascots from various Catholic Universities. Mascots like The St Joe’s Hawk and the SLU Billiken (pictured). Now […]

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She Changed the Way Americans Ate Italian Food

I was a producer for Arthur Schwartz’s Food Talk Show on WOR and I was at one of the many soirees that would be thrown by New York foodies. These parties were always magnificent but never gluttonous or ostentatious. “The good cooks keep it simple.” Arthur would remind me of this constantly. He’d always prefer […]

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The Annual Telling of My Favorite Christmas Story

I’ve told this story many times before including here on this blog. It’s from my Fordham days and it never gets old. My classmates Joe Squillace and Tracy Crimmins who are both still friends today were the community service types in college and they ran the annual “Give a Child a Christmas” campaign. Honestly it’s […]

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Fordham Hosts Hilarious Colbert and Dolan and Martin Too

Proud as a peach of my alma mater today after hosting the illustrious Stephen Colbert of the acclaimed Colbert Report and the esteemed Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan for an evening on Catholic Humor, which at times turned serious. The animation pictured above is awesome and was created by Fordham Senior, Tim Luecke. […]

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Screw Your Roommate

I was going through old notes and pictures and other paraphernalia recently and began to tell some old stories of the college days. This one from my sophomore year is one of my favorites. We held a dance in each residence hall at Fordham each year called the “Screw Your Roommate Dance” which essentially meant […]

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Coming Your Way Soon to the Small Screen

This is an amazing effort by Joe Patane, of MTV’s Real World: Miami fame. Now a social worker and a licensed therapist, Joe has built a foundation and started Dream Camps for teens who have been through many traumatic experiences in their lives. He’s worked hard at finding a production company that won’t exploit the […]

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Where Did 20 Years Go?

20 years ago today, I graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in English. Pictured above from left to right is ME! (with hair), Joonmo Ku, Joe Patane (of Real World Fame) and Steve Fahy four of my close friends from my class. Two things to reflect on today: the first is that graduation day […]

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