Wednesday Quotes
Playing in Grassy Places
May 25, 2016

“Happy hearts and happy faces, Happy play in grassy places— That was how, in ancient ages, Children grew to kings and sages.” Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses It is so easy for us to forget. Playing is how children practice to become adults. They take it very seriously, because for […]

Wednesday Quotes
The Festivity of the Just
September 16, 2015

“Men whose justice is straight know neither hunger nor ruin, but amid feasts enjoy the yield of their labors.” Hesiod, Works and Days Festivity. The word brings longing to the heart; we find ourselves wondering where it can be found. In describing a flourishing society Hesiod points especially to the festivity of […]

Wednesday Quotes
Do We Need a Vacation?
June 10, 2015

In our overly frenetic lives, a time orchestrated for an intense being-together with those we love can be a real gift, even a necessity. I am on vacation this week, and I am deeply grateful to those who have made this extended-family vacation possible. It is a reminder, even a foretaste, of […]