Author Archive | John Schlimm

My MariaShriver.com Essay: “Dare to Be Different!”

“It has taken me almost three decades to be able to admit that I was mercilessly bullied during middle school and high school in my 1980’s Small Town America. It happened long before “bullying” was the buzzword or call to action it has become today. Long before there were advocates and superstars and whole organizations […]

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My Huffington Post Essay: “Instant Bad Mood”

“I once delivered a speech to 200 parish volunteers, thanking them for their generous service and remarking how giving of ourselves to help others is one of the pathways to the promise that God is making us beautiful in our time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). It was a total feel-good, celebratory moment. Until . . .” To […]

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“The Gussie Tribute Collection” Gallery Opening

High School Art Students to Honor “Five Years in Heaven” Star & Celebrated Artist Sister Augustine with “The Gussie Tribute Collection” Opening Event and Sale at ECCOTA Gallery on April 1   [See selected pieces from “The Gussie Tribute Collection” at the bottom.]   On Friday, April 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Elk County Council on […]

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