On Reconnecting with Time, and Giving Thanks

On Reconnecting with Time, and Giving Thanks

A dear family friend, the “elder stateman” in our church, recently passed on to us the treasure of an heirloom grandfather clock. Made by the people of Howard Miller, who have honed their craft since 1926, it is a work of art. And it has literally changed life here,...
A Toast, and Hanging Up the Boots

A Toast, and Hanging Up the Boots

Semper Fi Hall was the setting this past weekend for a Gratitude Meal and a “Hanging Up the Boots Toast” to honor the end of active duty service for USMC Captain James R.R. Van Eerden (2013-2021) and his wife Emily. Recent days have also marked the end of active duty...
To Make a Better Pesto (or Cobbler)…

To Make a Better Pesto (or Cobbler)…

We sometimes read leading lines like, “To Make a Better Pesto (or Cobbler)…” If you’re like me, we often read on because we’re looking for a shortcut. Somebody else is going to tell us, from their learning or their experience (or preferably...