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Holidays, Traditions, and Rituals

Self-Care, Watchword 2018

My Word of the Year (Watchword) for 2018 is Self-Care. What’s Yours”

My personal word of the Year (Watchword) for 2018 is Self-Care. But not the chocolate and bubble bath variety that seems to pop up everywhere. That is only a teensy part of it, though pampering is vital to well-being. And chocolate probably is soul food. My goal is a pioneering exploration into soul care, life …

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why this agnostic looks forward to putting out the Christmas creche

Why This Agnostic Looks Forward to Putting Out the Christmas Creche

(originally written at the beginning of Advent in 1998, updated  in November 2017) Although I’m agnostic, every Christmas season as our children were growing up I looked forward to the day when we’d bring out the creche. In this simple little nativity scene, barely larger than a breadbox, I discovered metaphors that helped me explain …

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