I Resolve to – Stretch

I Resolve to – Stretch

Earlier this month, with the semester over and an anniversary to celebrate, Susan and I headed to a mountain cabin for a few days. The weather was chilly, but mostly decent, so we managed to get in several good hikes. Over three days, we hiked about 25 miles on...
A Creative Christmas

A Creative Christmas

Christmas brings out the creativity in many people. Neighbors on our cul-de-sac like to exchange original holiday-themed crafts, Christmas cookie trays or special drinks from hot chocolate mix to homemade wine to apple cider spiked with moonshine. This Christmas is...
Why This Troubled World Should Go On

Why This Troubled World Should Go On

When we hold a baby, we cradle possibility and touch tomorrow. As Carl Sandburg said in his book, Remembrance Rock, “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Mary and Joseph brought their baby to the temple to do what Torah, the Law of Moses, required of...
The Christmas Star: Bringing Hope Then and Now

The Christmas Star: Bringing Hope Then and Now

The engaged couple slowly made their way to Bethlehem. The bride, Mary, was with child, a scandal worthy of snarky comments and unflattering whispers in Nazareth. The trip to Bethlehem would be a welcome reprieve from the ugliness back home. The Roman emperor had...