The Meaning of Hospitality

hospitality (noun) 1. Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests. Last week, I went on my third annual silent retreat at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist’s home north of the city. I continue to be in awe of how welcoming and hospitable this monastic community is. I love living in a […]

Somebody Loves You

A few weeks ago, I volunteered for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention‘s national Overnight Walk for the second time. In solidarity with the walkers, I took the 12:00 to 6:30 am shift. I walked into a disorganized situation because of the weather. It had been raining for hours and it wasn’t about to stop. […]

Story Hour

A friend and I saw one of our childhood heroes the other day: Judy Blume. She’s touring the country for her new novel, In the Unlikely Event. I haven’t read any of her books in decades, but when I heard that she was coming to my neighborhood bookstore, I had. to. go. I remembered loving […]