Tag Archive: hope


. Am I the only one who feels this holiday season is darker than usual? Anyone else more likely to be discouraged than rejoicing? I feel like this advent is more a waiting… Continue reading

On Stealing Coats

It was a chilly Saturday, but that’s to be expected on the third of November. I was surrounded by a crowd of loosely organized chaos, but that’s to be expected at Tent City.… Continue reading

Other People’s Trees

Another one from the vault; this was written in October 2009. Swamped with copywriting today, so I thought I’d post a “reader favorite” to keep things going! Thanks for stopping by, and please… Continue reading

Debt of Gratitude

The new editor of Toledo Streets asked me to write about poverty and my experience with starting the street paper which changed my life. This post is the result, with the editor’s permission… Continue reading

A Thin Silence

Written in November 2010, inspired by a notation in the commentary of the Etz Hayim where it gave an alternate translation of G_d’s whisper to Elijah as… A THIN SILENCE Hunger sometimes feels… Continue reading


Written for Courtney Hansen, on the occasion of her 18th birthday in January 2011 – and dedicated to all women. Eighteen Today we celebrate you, that the miracle of your birth really was… Continue reading

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