Archive for the 'parenting' Category

the creeps

26 November 2007

Protecting the Gift We arrived late for our movie, and the lights already were down. We were new at going by ourselves and didn’t know the etiquette. Afraid of disturbing others, we slunk into back-row seats at our local movie house. Once our eyes adjusted, we noticed a man one row in front of us. […]

the attachment village

14 September 2007

photo: Amy Smith Hold On to Your Kids In Hold On to Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld describes attachment villages as places where children are attached to their parents and through that attachment, connected to other adults; where values are passed from adults to children; where extended families live nearby and children are part of community […]

a meaningful life

12 September 2007

The Unsettling of America My aim for this journal is to capture ideas and make connections between them. Wendell Berry’s Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is an apt starting place because it thoughtfully addresses many things I care about and coherently relates them. I begin with the hope that I can do the same. […]