Jay has written hundreds of magazine stories on spirituality/religion, sports, popular culture, history, food/restaurants, current affairs, education, travel, and social justice. He and his wife, Laura, are the parents of Kevin, Andrew, and Brendan. When not riding his bike, reading, writing, watching high school basketball, or eating chocolate, Jay is sleeping.
Kayla McKeon picks up the phone at work. Gentle humor, she knows, helps build bridges and reach common ground. She finishes up by joking that the conversation went well “except for that one hardball question ” she asked.
Wearing sandals, clad in a plain brown robe, and full of youthful zest, Sister Stephanie Baliga raises a small bullhorn. She stands near the doorway of a food pantry in Chicago, set to open in minutes.
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