What does Charlottesville mean?

What does Charlottesville mean?

What does Charlottesville mean? I feel like I should say something about Charlottesville, but I hardly know what. Charlottesville is a charming, eclectic red-bricked hill town that today is known for something horrendous. Charlottesville is America in a teaspoon....
A surprising benefit of grief

A surprising benefit of grief

A surprising benefit of grief This weekend, I built another bridge between life and death. Between loneliness and memories. Between grief and joy. I did it by stripping a 150-year-old dresser. Which is exactly what my mother would have done, except she would have...
8 Rules for a Great Book Club

8 Rules for a Great Book Club

8 Rules for a Great Book Club It’s been over four years since I started my book club, and may I say that it has been a raving success? We meet again tonight, and I am giddy with excitement. My son wanted to move into his new place today, and I put him off until...
The Myth of Equality

The Myth of Equality

The Myth of Equality I read this book in a few days, and books about race are not my normal fare. I have rarely been so impressed by a book that deals with race and inequality, and I’ve never read anything that addressed the issue of white supremacy in a non-Neo-Nazi...
Who is God the Father to you?

Who is God the Father to you?

Who is God the Father to you? Daddy, Dad, Father, Papa, Daddio, Pop. These titles, and many more, draw up a wide, tumultuous range of emotions for us. Each, in its own way, suggests a level of intimacy and connection, a unique blending of two lives in a relationship...

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