family life, spiritual life

The ever-changing table

"There is always, always something to be thankful for." poster wisdom The era that set all that Thanksgiving should be in my mind was actually rather brief. It began the year my immediate family returned to our Chicago-area home base and ended about 10 years later, when the cousins began to move away. And away… Continue reading The ever-changing table

community, spiritual life

Finely balanced network

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh" Today's post was -- in my late-night, writerly thoughts -- originally titled "Cloud of Witnesses." Then, a friend introduced me to the above phrase. "Observant Jews give thanks every morning for a… Continue reading Finely balanced network