For nearly a year it's been a great privilege for me to be one of the members of the "In All Things" blogging team and I thank America for trusting me with this space. I'm tremendously grateful for everyone who clicks and reads and especially to those who take the time to offer their views or to share experiences. An underlying theme of many columns has been to heighten awareness of psychological suffering—it is everywhere and all around us—to make others aware of this. Another goal has been to pick topics worthy of close examination from disciplines like literature or history that engage the faith with today's world—often in ways that defy simple categorization.
I've been volunteering my services to America as part of a ministry of my own creation. Right now it's the end of the semester and my day job and other responsibilities (inlcluding caring for my son with Down syndrome, always a 24/7 endeavor) make it hard for me to devote full attention to blogging, so I have decided to take a break. I'll be reassessing the direction in which I'd like my writing to go in the future, hopefully expanding some of this to include larger pieces also where I can examine topics in more depth as well as conduct interviews and write lengthier features. I thank all of you heartily, send best wishes for a Blessed Easter, and look forward to us connecting again.
William Van Ornum