Author Archive | John Schlimm

“The Blessings of Mentorship”

My Beliefnet Guest Essay: “The Blessings of Mentorship” “During a pivotal crossroads in my early thirties, some rare grace led me back to my small hometown of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, in search of a simpler path. There, I discovered an unlikely mentor, Sister M. Augustine, O.S.B. At 87 years old, the reclusive nun—barely over five […]

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“10 Ways a Mentor Can Change Your Life”

My “One Good Thing by Jillee” Guest Blog Essay: “10 Ways a Mentor Can Change Your Life” “Sometimes mentors come to us in the most unlikely forms, and when we most need them. And on occasion, we are called to be that one good thing in someone else’s life. This became clear to me at age […]

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JOIN ME FOR… #ThankANun Day on May 5, 2015

  On Tuesday, May 5, which is release day nationwide for my new memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, my publisher Image (the Catholic Division of Penguin Random House) and I are launching a global, social media movement called Thank A Nun Day. The goal is to collectively […]

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Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Appearance

I officially play a bartender on TV! On December 1, 2014, I was invited to be the guest bartender on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour. For the occasion, which happened to fall on my birthday (!!!), I created a special cocktail titled VanderPunch, a high-octane homage to the Bravo […]

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Scranton’s Tipsy Turtle to Host “The Straub Beer Lovers Happy Hour” on November 21

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Straub Brewery, in partnership with Banko North Inc., will be rolling into Scranton with “The Straub Beer Lovers Happy Hour” on Friday, November 21, from 7 -10 p.m. at The Tipsy Turtle Airport Pub. The event will benefit The Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity, which was founded by Tipsy Turtle owner Ken Carey. […]

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LAUNCH of “The Straub Beer Lovers Happy Hour Tour” in Pittsburgh this Friday, Nov. 7

YOU’RE INVITED… My family’s Straub Brewery and I, in partnership with Vecenie Dist. Co., will launch “The Straub Beer Lovers Happy Hour Tour” in Pittsburgh this Friday, November 7. The event will be a pub crawl through four of the city’s hottest bars/restaurants. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Each stop will feature […]

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