“Scherenschnitte” and “Nunatak” – Spell Check Won’t Help

“Scherenschnitte”  and “nunatak”  were the final winning words of the National Spelling Bee contest for co-winners, Vanya and Gokul.

Just for fun I did a quick spell check.  My spell checker failed.  It highlighted both words as misspelled and with no suggested correction.

For the record – I cannot spell them, I do not know what they mean. I cannot use them in a sentence.  …And, I don’t really feel too bad that I can’t.

So I declare one little victory for human teenage brain power over  machine error!! — Maybe this also suggests just a tad more hesitancy when we hear or use the phrase: “that’s the answer my computer gave me.”

Read more in the Wall Street Journal.


Learn About Freedom of the Press and Today’s Media Landscape on JustLove


L-R: Danielle Weisberg , Carly Zakin,and Vanessa Tucker

This episode features three guests: Danielle Weisberg , Carly Zakin, founders of  the Skimm and Vanessa Tucker, Vice President of Analysis at Freedom House. On the show, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Vanessa Tucker  about how her organization  has been dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world since 1941. Msgr. Sullivan also speaks with guests, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, on their  e-newsletter and their thoughts on today’s media landscape.

Hear About What Is Being Done in Nepal on JustLove

L-R: Edmond and Bonafice

On JustLove Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Gary Edmond, President and CEO of Food for the Hungry about his organization helping those in Nepal. They also discuss combating hunger and  the spread of foreign aid.  Also on the show is Fr. Boniface Tigga SJ, Regional Superior, at the Nepal Region of Patna Province of the Society of Jesus. They discuss Fr. Boniface’s work helping those in need.

This Week JustLove Focuses on Empowering Boys of Color


L-R: Mr. Bryant and Chatman


On JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with those committed to improving life outcomes for all youth and especially African American males. On the show, Msgr. discusses with Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, about Freddie Gray and the church’s response. Also on the show is Chris P. Chatmon, Executive Director of African American Male Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). They speak about his work with youth of color.

Join the Discussion on Raising the Minimum Wage and Base Pay for Employees


L-R: Maria Harley and Rudy Lopez


On this week’s JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Maria Harley, VP of Operations at Gravity Payments and Rudy Lopez, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice. On the show, Msgr. discusses with Ms. Harley about her company’s CEO, Dan Price, raising his employees’ base pay to $70,000. With Rudy Lopez, Msgr. focuses on raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.