The Greatest Gifts

The Greatest Gifts

Less than a week before we celebrate the seasons of light, miracles, and rich cultural heritage, we Americans are processing another presidential impeachment.  In their outer solemnity, some people secretly celebrate.  Others scream and argue, as usual.  Yet, some of...
A Place of Thanksgiving

A Place of Thanksgiving

As I prepare for Thanksgiving and reflect on the latest news about refugees, immigration, and border patrols, I’m also reminiscing about giving the invocation and benediction at a naturalization ceremony.  Before the ceremony, the guest speaker, a naturalized...
What I Remember

What I Remember

We each have our own memories.  We remember various aspects, specific images, certain feelings, in myriad ways. 18 years later, this is what I remember: Leaving home Car thermometer: 72o New Jersey Turnpike entrance Crowded lanes Sunshine in my window Her...
Give It a Rest

Give It a Rest

As the world seems to move faster than ever, many of us are trying to keep pace.  We ratchet items off to-do lists only to find more to get done the next day.  We’ll rest later, we say, when we’ve accomplished everything on that never-ending list.  Only...