Tag: family

Kids left for college? Learn from an empty nester

I wrote this column years ago with the last of my two kids left for college and my wife and I were left with an empty, silent house.: For moms and dads sadden by their kids going off to college Visit my new website at http://www.dennisbyrne.net to see what freelancing writing and editing services that... Read more »

President Obama sends a strong fatherhood message to fellow liberals. Will they listen?

President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle. In a speech about urban gun violence, Obama targeted truant fathers for being the impetus in causing a raft of social problems, as Quayle... Read more »

Eulogy to my mother, Rita Byrne

In loving memory of my mother, Rita Byrne, my eulogy given at her memorial service in St. Norbert’s Church, Northbrook, on Feb. 12, 2011 Today, we pray:  “Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. May she rest in peace.” ….. As if heaven was a never-ending nap. See, that’s not our mother, Rita. Resting she’s... Read more »
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