The greatest gift of the nativity

One of the most cherished aspects of the Christmas season are lights. Twinkle lights, tree lights, luminaries, lanterns tied up with evergreen and bows, and especially candlelight. Light was an extraordinary part of the first Christmas, too. Historians confirm that the time at which Christ was born was very dark. Among the Jewish people, doubtContinue reading “The greatest gift of the nativity”

On finding margin in a maddening world

I’m weary. The last eighteen months have been unlike any others, and I just want to curl up in a ball with my dog until it’s over, especially in the face of more potential pandemic-related restrictions, new virus variants, and overwhelming uncertainty. I suspect you feel the same. Recently, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement launched aContinue reading “On finding margin in a maddening world”

An open letter to survivors in the midst of COVID-19

Once upon a time I had a duck. Her name was Pricilla. Well, she wasn’t actually my duck. But, she had built a nest in the bushes under our tree, so I considered her mine. She was a delightful mama mallard, all dappled brown feathers and chocolate chip eyes. My sons were tinies at theContinue reading “An open letter to survivors in the midst of COVID-19”

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