What We Ate: Christmas Eve Edition

I’m working on recording our holiday celebrations— what we ate, what we carried over from years past, and what we started anew— so that we can refer back in future years and see how our celebratory canon has grown and changed.  For both Mike and me, food is our rhythm, what centers us, so we’ll … Continue reading What We Ate: Christmas Eve Edition

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, I did some ruminating on faith, family, candles and cocoa

Even as a kid, perhaps especially as a kid, I found comfort in the liturgical calendar.  There were some big markers in my little kiddo life— from the time I was born until I was five, we lived in Oklahoma and attended an Episcopal church.  I remembered it as a structured place, with candles and … Continue reading On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, I did some ruminating on faith, family, candles and cocoa

O Christmas Tree: Thoughts on Eric Garner, Cancer, and Christmas

My friend Caolan blogged about marching for Eric Garner with our toddlers, and did so in a way that I could not.  I’ve felt verbally paralyzed this last week, and perhaps that is good, so that I may better listen and amplify voices of lived experience. In any case, I’m glad Caolan was able to … Continue reading O Christmas Tree: Thoughts on Eric Garner, Cancer, and Christmas