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...