Mercy MEMO

November 2013

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

Saints. What comes to mind at the mention of that word? Possibly one considers men or women in long flowing garments, strolling leisurely around heaven or whatever is conjured up as the afterlife. Saints among us. Well, that notion may confound or even confuse us given that we think only of the deceased as having attained sainthood status.

October 2013

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Social conscience: noun; an attitude of sensitivity toward and sense of responsibility regarding injustice and problems in society.*

I choose to believe most people, when asked, would respond that they have one. Something we are born with? No. Something in humanity that we are wired to develop if the right factors are put in place? Yes. Something that matures over time, and age, and experience? Most definitely.

February 2013

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter ~ February 2013

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

What were they thinking?

What a bonehead move.

That was a colossal mistake.

Saying it was a bad decision is an understatement.

November 2012

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal




Each year, not unrelated to the celebration of Thanksgiving, some thoughts land on the consideration of blessings. Shamefully, I don’t think thankfulness gets the attention it deserves from me throughout the calendar year. Nevertheless, when I find myself feeling fortunate, I know I have given myself an important gift.