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 […]

Lake Cruises, Forests, and Bears, Oh My!

At the end of May, Mom and I went to the Adirondacks to celebrate our milestone birthdays. Even though I grew up in New York, I had never been to the Adirondacks. We spent three nights in the area, so I chose three items for the birthday list. #36: Took a cruise on Lake George. […]

Ayer Mansion and Gallery 360

Phew! I just hopped off the hamster wheel that is my life to do a quick check-in. Last weekend, I visited the Ayer Mansion. Its claim to fame is that it’s the sole surviving residence that was originally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.                 Yes, famed stained glass […]

T – 58 Days

I’m closing the book on another decade in fewer than two months!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! I’m taking solace in my new Peeps socks.             I have 20 things left to do on my list and am trying to talk myself into staying calm. I’m planning to finish Tender Is the Night […]

Earth Hour and Earring Jackets

Earth Hour is at 8:30 pm (local time) tonight! The World Wildlife Fund has sponsored this global initiative since 2008. Hundreds of towns and cities in hundreds of countries participate to bring awareness to the issue of climate change. If you haven’t participated before, it’s easy! Just turn off your lights for an hour tonight. […]