Monthly Archives: October 2016

… after Clement Clarke Moore‘s “Twas the Night Before Christmas … ‘Twas All Hallows’ Eve, and all through the house Every creature was stirring, even our pet mouse Oh the pumpkins were carved with very great care In the hope that trick-or-treaters soon would be there The children were agitated, not one in her bed As visions of sweet treats danced in their heads Dad and I in our costumes and me… Read More

BEST PRACTICE: “FAITH & HOUSING WEEKEND”  I am helping with this county-wide effort to address the housing crisis in our area. Between 2010 and 2014, San Mateo County produced 2,100 new housing units and 54,600 jobs. It’s not hard to imagine the resulting decrease in affordable housing and increase in homelessness and other stressful conditions. “The Faith and Housing Weekend” was born of a recent Clergy Housing Summit. At the Summits clergy… Read More


gentlemen of the old school those devotees of Mary … Mother of Christ, Handmaid of the Lord seeing her in every woman ….. generously even me – daughter, mother, niece, friend – protagonist, antagonist, on-again off-again wife simmering slowly in the broth of the cosmos never quite done, never quite done …..but they were … ………they were gentlemen of the old school dedicated to the real men in my life from whom you… Read More