Hospitality

TIME FOR NUTCRACKERS

Leave it to my mother’s influence to bring me out of a Juliet Rome (baby season) sabbatical. We hosted a small, pre-Thanksgiving gathering, and she arrived with a family favorite dip. Oh, I said, I hadn’t planned on appetizers and don’t have crackers. Puzzling this, not really believing it, Are…

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Aspiration, Lifestyle

GOODBYE CITY

You are in my marrow, downtown. I love the first light of the skyscraper that is my tall neighbor in the morning darkness like I love the setting sun. I will miss the hiddenness of this place, the easy anonymity, the strangers who are friends in the minute on the…

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Aspiration, Ideals

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN

I don’t often talk about faith matters here. It’s not like I could be canceled—my digital footprint is about the size of an ant—and a breadcrumb trail to the table is more winsome than standing in the road shouting that a banquet has been prepared. But it is Sunday and…

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