God has to wonder what the hell is going on down here


Tom and Shelley Olson outside with Bro shortly before the wedding ceremony

Let's start on the light side.

I was a student of Catholic schools for 12 years.

Grade school and high school.

It wasn't my choice.

By the time I was in the second grade, I was sleeping with a crucifix under my pillow.

For good luck.

I wasn't taking any chances.

The nuns seemed to be entirely focused on hell, and I was headed directly there.

It was the shock of my life in 1950 to learn in the first grade that I was going to burn like charcoal and glow in the dark for eternity.

What a bad deal.

Make a bad confession and you'd be lit up like a sparkler.

I made my First Communion at age 7 and...

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