Monthly Archives: October 2019

fires and halloween and other things

This morning I woke up to a ping that was a text message from the kids’ principal: we will be having school today. We ordinarily assume that. It turns out a fire started in a neighborhood at the foot of … Continue reading

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by the waters

The girl returned on Saturday, a little tired, glad to be home. Her most emphatic comment was on how much and often they ate in Chile. She couldn’t keep up. I led worship and preached yesterday. The sermon was well-received. … Continue reading

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the girl off and away

The girl can roll her eyes with the best of them. She is honing the art of sarcasm. She points out any time I am inconsistent or ambiguous. She sasses me, but not other people, though some have called her … Continue reading

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On September 7, my mom was headed on a trip with her sister to Philadelphia and New York and then on to Israel with her high school friend. I got a text from my aunt saying my mom had fallen … Continue reading

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