Jan 292013
One Thousand Gifts

I will spend twenty minutes looking for my favorite pen when a substandard pen sits idly by. (Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine Point just in case you’re wondering.) It’s crisp, it’s legible, but most importantly, it’s waterproof, so when I add yet another missing article adjective, or make yet another notation that the subject and […]

Jan 202013
The Prayer Lottery

I’m going to be honest. Our mealtime prayers have been getting on my nerves. Years ago, we thought it would be better if we abandoned the rote prayers at mealtime — the, “For this food make us truly thankful,” kind — for unmemorized heartfelt prayers of thanksgiving. Not that there’s anything wrong with rote prayer, […]