Thanks Lewis: on Miniature London

We finished it. Every year we work hard to create a Dickens’ Village worthy of Disneyland and every year we come closer. This year was the best we have done and we are proud of our success. Of all tasks, it is one of the most useless. We are not creating great art, or art [Read More…]

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Find One Moment of Beauty

Sufficient is more than enough, but a culture built on consumption cannot stop. There are many harms that come from continuous wanting, but one of the worst is missing a single moment of beauty. Most days are pretty normal. Today I worked on The Saint Constantine School finances (job one for me!) and prepared for [Read More…]

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In Which I Suggest Five Topics for Thanksgiving Dinner

If religion and politics were off the table, then we would not be able to speak at our house at Thanksgiving. Actually, we are good at disagreeing in our household, even enjoy disagreement, so we lack the history of uncomfortable conversations some others experience. However, I am told that this is not true in every [Read More…]

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Thanksgiving Dinner and Your Never Trump-Clinton Relative

We stood at Armageddon and we could not find the Lord. Five percent of the United States of America did not vote for Mr. Trump or Secretary Clinton. We are neither devastated that Clinton lost (oh blessed thought!) or thrilled that Trump won (the Republic lives!). Generally, we are the sort that put no trust [Read More…]

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Love Your Enemies: Thanksgiving for “Those People”

Thanking God for our blessings is easy and we do not do that enough! Thanking God and blessing our enemies is much harder and so I begin my Thanksgiving season with those folk. Jesus said: 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44But I say to you, [Read More…]

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