Answers to several readers inquiries:
Yes, that is Pope John Paul II's autograph on my homepage. A very close friend, both of the Pope and myself, was invited by the Pontiff to attend the Assisi conference in January. In a private audience with the Pope afterwards, she presented the book that I had worked on and written a Preface to called Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth. John Paul II, underlined my name and wrote, with blessings, John Paul II, 29 January 2002.
The name of the book, that I made reference to below is: Guiding Your Catholic Preschooler by Kathy Pierce and Lori Rowland. It is an excellent book, filled with ideas of how to pass on your Catholic Faith to your preschool children. It would also make an excellent gift to give to parents of a newborn or for a baptism.