“Your True Home” by Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed last week, contains a lifetime of everyday wisdom.
Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
Bill Staines – the Woody Guthrie of his generation – passed away on December 5, 2021. R.I.P.
Vonnegut wrote that the sudden silence on 11/11/18 was when the Voice of God clearly spoke to mankind.
Nanci Caroline Griffith (6 July 1953 – 13 August 2021), a singer-songwriter with a simple yet memorable voice.
Let’s celebrate National Poetry Month, the savior of the NY Public Library, and the extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines.
Appreciations for Hank Aaron, John Chaney, Barbara Erickson, Cloris Leachman, and Cicely Tyson. RIP.
Tony Rice, one of the most influential acoustic guitarists of the last 50 years, passed away on Christmas Day. Rest in peace.
A farewell to RBG: “Equality does not mean special treatment…it means the same treatment for women and men.”
Our dear family friend, John Lane, passed away last Sunday, August 30th, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. We were blessed to know John for more than thirty years, and he will be sorely missed. As noted in his obituary, John was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal from 1966-1968, serving in the most remote post of that organization, a six day walk from any transportation. This was a life-changing experience that he drew upon in sermons and writings. John was also a proud graduate of Amherst College and General Theological Seminary. Our family came to know John in 1987, when he became rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia. Known for his quick wit, sharp intellect, spiritual guidance, loving care, and thoughtful leadership, those were all qualities we had come to appreciate when we asked John to be our Andrew’s godfather. He gladly and enthusiastically accepted that role. There was so much about John’s life and work to admire, but I want to focus on his humor and humanity. He showed me how …