Saturday, November 29, 2008


We had a very Hispanic Thanksgiving.

Which means there's a lot of conversation about how little we know about Thanksgiving. But we are very thankful for a lot of things. We hope yours was great, as well.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Welcome all wonders in one sight...

Advent's soon, and for us, it's felt like a year where repentance, death, resurrection, and celebration -- the themes of Advent -- have swirled around us like a good winter snowstorm. Here are some lyrics from a favorite hymn by Richard Crashaw:

Heaven in earth! and God in man!
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to earth!

Happy Holidays, a little early. Or right on time, depending on how you look at it. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Remember, remember to VOTE in November

It's finally here. Alex and I phoned folks from the Obama headquarters here in Cville. He got hung up on, I got a few heated comments. We mispronounced names. It was all worth it, though. In the room with us were several kids, under the age of 10, on the phones calling, gesturing wildly and chatting up whoever was on the other line, talking about gas prices and tax policies. It wasn't hard to remind ourselves that in less than 48 hours, this country could be a totally different place.

I was also doing it for the primary purpose of getting this poster I'd been eyeing in the headquarters window for some time. Finally, one of the women there struck a deal with me, saying that if i gave some time on the phone, she'd give me the poster.

They ran out of yard signs a while back, so we made do.