• Posts Tagged ‘change’

    lenten journal: finding finitude

    by  • March 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    On my first day of Spring Break, I worked in the garden pruning trees and pulling up weeds and then went with Ginger to a relatively new coffee shop, Straw Valley Café, to sip and read for awhile. We walked into a little coffee shop and found it opened up on a meandering puzzle...

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    lenten journal: an important slight change

    by  • March 23, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I’ve been mulling over one sentence that I carried away from the Evening with Garrison Keillor the other night. I remember much more of the evening, but his closing word on one story has stayed with me in a more disquieting way as I have wondered how to write about it. He told us...

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    by  • November 3, 2010 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    Some years ago, Ginger and I were walking along the sidewalk in Davis Square in Somerville, Mass. when we passed a homeless man sitting in a doorway. Just as we drew even with him, he barked, “Change!” loudly enough for the people across the street to hear him. “I’m sorry, I don’t have any,”...

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    catch me, please

    by  • September 15, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    At several different junctures in my life, Parker J. Palmer has befriended me and mentored me through his writings (in particular, The Courage to Teach and Let Your Life Speak). I have never met him, nor have I ever heard him speak, yet I have found a healing resonance in his written words that...

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    lenten journal: the next chapter

    by  • March 16, 2010 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    I gave my notice to my chef who hired me for both the Duke and Durham restaurants. Though my exit will be somewhat gradual over the next five or six weeks, I am leaving my job as a professional chef to return to teaching, and specifically teaching English in a small private school made...

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    advent journal: connected to change

    by  • November 30, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I woke, on this first day of Advent, knowing that the day was full, moving from church to work to writing (since my practice is to write everyday during the season), and hoping I could point my mind and heart in a direction that would give me something to say when I got home...

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    start the revolution

    by  • November 17, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Mondays are long days in the restaurant at Duke because, in the parlance of the kitchen, we have to “rebuild our prep”: we have to make all things (0r most things) new. We are open Monday through Thursday nights, and, well, we don’t really want to serve stuff that has sat around while we...

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    making change

    by  • August 21, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Over the summer, we have seen both the Chef de Cuisine and the Sous Chef at the restaurant leave for other places. Actually, the latter followed the former, which is not unusual in restaurant circles, but that’s a story for another time. Both guys were there when I joined the staff; they have been...

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    in hopes of a sacred conversation

    by  • July 20, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    There are days my offerings on this blog are fairly finished pieces: I had an idea of where I was going with the piece when I started and was able to make it all come together nicely. Then, there are other days when I trust this space to be a place where I can...

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    I have been quiet, I know

    by  • June 29, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    These are days that call for me to reflect, to hold my words and thoughts close, to share with those I can see in person, to let things ruminate and mature before they become public. There is no major crisis, no depression (thank God), nothing more than days that call me to listen more...

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