"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
"Please do this world one small favor - remember the people struggling alongside you and below you.
"No matter what profession you choose, you must try, even in the smallest ways, to improve the quality of life of children in this country.
"No matter what your political philosophy, reach down from that proverbial ladder and see if there isn't some child we can't pull up a rung or two - some are sick, some are lonely, some are uneducated. Most have little control over their fate. Give them a hand. Give them a chance. Give them their dignity...
"...No exercise is better for the human heart than reaching down to lift up another person.'"