family life

The Ferris of them all

"Bueller. Bueller. Bueller..." from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," the movie An odd reflection of our harried times and the generation gap, here is a slightly fictionalized snippet of conversation from our dinner table the other night. Me to heavily-scheduled teen daughter: "You seem really worn out. Why don't you just take a day off school?… Continue reading The Ferris of them all

gardening, spiritual life

A good dose of ‘whatever’

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and theologian I had somehow forgotten I had a garden until the moment we turned the corner toward home and it came into view. Such was the power of a time of retreat that even this -- this raucous… Continue reading A good dose of ‘whatever’