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The extraordinary gift of perspectiveMichael Reardon

Walking across the stage in the McNeice Pavilion at Boston College High School on May 29, 1993, to receive my diploma is forever ingrained in my brain. The previous four years of effort, sometimes lack ...

Viewing challenges in the light of hope Michael Reardon

''Public districts might want to look at the state's Catholic schools for a model." This quote from Jim Stergios, CEO of the non-partisan Pioneer Institute for Public Policy, is from his March 31, 2020, ...

Worry cannot be turned to joy by a kind word aloneMichael Reardon

''Worry weighs down the heart, but a kind word gives it joy." (Proverbs 12:24) There are a lot of unknowns right now that are causing anxiety and disruption. Focusing on the unknowns in life and letting ...

Building minds, changing lives Michael Reardon

''Building minds, changing lives" is not just the tagline for the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF); it accurately reflects what happens with our students and our schools every day with the support entrusted ...

The story of a Christmas mouseMichael Reardon

As the last ornaments were being put on the tree, my wife excitedly asked, "Where is the mouse?" The kids quizzically looked at their mom. Generally, when we have a mouse, it is a matter of excitement ...

Do you have an attitude of gratitude or entitlement? Michael Reardon

Have you ever been to Buffalo in November? Ok, I suspect the majority of people reading this will answer in the negative, but I can tell you it was a November day in Buffalo that forever changed my perspective. After ...

What outcome am I looking for?Michael Reardon

Very often in meetings or discussions, I will ask or be asked, "What outcome are you looking for?" -- a simple yet powerful question and one worthy of reflection. With the country embroiled in an impeachment ...

Thirty years of building minds and changing lives Michael Reardon

Sportscaster Al Michaels' coverage of the 1989 World Series, as the San Francisco Earthquake hit, and the fall of the Berlin Wall are two moments from 1989 etched in my brain. It is hard to believe this ...