Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Updated Look

Not having anything SHS related to post about, I decided to update the look and feel of this blog.  Just something fresh and new.

Remember to email me if you have anything you would like to post.  Scans of old memorabilia are especially appreciated.

A group of us recently ran into Mrs. Olesik (did I spell that right??).  She isn’t Mrs. Olesik anymore and has remarried.  It was great to see her again and I know my sister, Deb really appreciated having the opportunity to share with the person who  inspired her to go into teaching as her profession.



Let me quailify what I am about to say with the fact that fundamentally, Facebook is pretty trite and stupid.  Overall, the design is not intuitive and getting inane updates about my brother playing Facebook Poker is almost aggrevating.

BUT…it has some interesting aspects too.  It is an easy way to stay in touch with or find long lost friends or family.  It’s also pretty simple to post pictures and stay in touch visually as well.

Recently, I have noticed an increase in Sacred Heart alumni on Facebook.  So far, from our class I’ve found Mary Jo Renaud, Catherine Powers, Mike Fedel, Paul Wolski and Ray Busuttil.  I’m sure there are others.  There are also a lot of alumni from other classes on Facebook.  Rose Gansen found me and she has a ton of SHS connections.

Are you wondering at all why I’m telling you all this or have you already figured it out?  If not…then, here’s my suggestion.  How about joining Facebook?  It could be kind of fun to have a bunch of us on there so we can stay in touch just a little better. 

And from a coordination standpoint, sure would like to be able to use it as an additional tool to keep us all connected. 

Feel free to tell me to go take a flying leap.  I’m sure there are a few of you out there who are fundamentaly opposed to all this social networking.  (I promise to never ask you to join Twitter.)

Hope things are going well for all of you.

With recent announcements about Facebook selling info…I can completely understand if you want to ignore this note.


Just got this info from Mike Fedel and I’m posting it here so that everyone knows about it. 

I’d like to invite you to our 10th Anniversary Amy Fedel Memorial Concert. The date is Saturday, February 13, 2010. The concert starts at 7:30p with a kids set, the main show starts at 8:00 p. The show is again at Green Wood, which is located at 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor Michigan.

As usual, it’s a benefit. This time, we’re raising money for MADD and for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.

Suggested donation is $10.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids. It’s a donation, not a ticket, so don’t let ticket cost stop you from coming. The folks at the door will work with you. Likewise, if you can donate more, remember it’s for a good cause and that it’s tax-deductible.

Musicians include The Bonfire Poets (with Mark Brokaw, Peter Throm, and Jordan Komoto), five miles more (Kent Peterson and his jazz group) and Mike Fedel and Friends, with Kahle Strickland, Mike Johnson, Jeff Crause, Patti Jarosz, Goran Kecman, and others. The show is family friendly, and kids are invited to sing along on some of the songs.

In addition, Melissa Meiller (one of Amy’s friends from grade school) will be showing some of her photography during the show. Some pieces are for sale.

Refreshments are available. Proceeds from refreshments are also donated.

Volunteers are always welcome to stay after and help cleanup.

More information is available at

And Yet…Even More Photos

Tris has posted a few more pictures.  You can find them on the left under Pages…Reunion Photos from Tris.

Good job Tris and you are now officially one step closer to becoming a blogger.

Even More Pictures Posted

Karen has uploaded a bunch of new reunion photos under the Reunion Photos 2 link on the left.

Thanks Karen and you are now officially one step closer to blogging.

More Photos Posted

I’ve posted more photos on the REUNION PHOTOS page.  Please check them out when you get a chance.

If you have have photos and want them posted just send them to me at

More Photos

I’ve added a new page called “REUNION PHOTOS!!”. It’s over on the left side of the screen. Click on this and see the latest photos. As I get more, they will all be posted here. Enjoy.

And thanks to Dan for sending in his photos.

6:00pm – Just finished posting photos I received from Michelle.