February 26, 2012

At morning coffee a few weeks ago with Joel, one of my oldest and dearest friends, our conversation covered more than a dozen topics. The topic I’m still stuck on is ritual. I’ve been thinking about ritual a lot these days. I believe that we’re living in a ritually imp...

February 17, 2012

It’s bad form to whine but I’m feeling really cranky. I think I’ve got a legitimate complaint. We’re three days away from Presidents’ Day and the only  evidence of the holiday is that some people get a long weekend, the commercials on TV selling everything from furnitu...

January 27, 2012

I may be one of the few people in Baltimore who didn’t actually see last Sunday's play-off game against the Patriots. I was flying home from Boston (at least I was heading in the right direction!) and only caught the last 2/3’s of the last quarter—the heartbreaking par...

January 17, 2012

This past week we taught Freedom’s Feast MLK Day materials at the Kipp Ujima Academyand the Reginald F Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The idea was the same even though the learners and teaching partners were different in each place. We’ve worked hard to gather interesting...

December 7, 2011

 

A few weeks ago we moved Harriet upstairs to her winter quarters.  Her summer accommodations are more spacious.  She’s got a lounging area, a larger master suite, an expansive outdoor deck with native plantings and constant running water.  But if we left her there for...

November 28, 2011

Everywhere I go people are still discussing Thanksgiving celebrations. Their turkey was a big hit. They cooked more or less food than they needed. Thumbs up or down on ‘Thrifty Thursday’—the commercial prequel to ‘Black Friday.’ A new pumpkin pie recipe got rave review...

November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  And I’m not ready.  It’s not about the meal. Most of us spent a lot of energy and time getting that part right. In our family, we’ve been sharing the feast responsibility for years now. Two to three weeks in advance, I send ou...

November 7, 2011

"Dr Q” and his team came for dinner at our home this past Friday night. “Q” is short for Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa which is a mouthful. Dr Q, the neurosurgeon who directs the Brain Tumor Surgery program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Center and the Pituitary Surgery Program...

October 17, 2011

Going to the circus should be just plain fun. There are clowns and acrobats, a ringmaster, tigers and elephants, trapeze artists, and strongmen. My son, Sam, took us (Rich and me) to see Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus in Boston along with our 4 year old gr...

October 10, 2011

Our series of wet and rainy days that made Baltimore feel more like Seattle or London, and raised our water table 12 ½ inches above normal levels, continued. The sun remained stubbornly hidden behind dense, low-hanging, steel gray clouds. It was cold and miserable with...

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