I’ve Had the Fear of Food Put In Me!

November 29, 2000
I don't know about the rest of you out there, but I'm suffering from what Julia Child called "Fear of Food." She was referring to Americans' avoidance of butter and all the other ingredients that make French food so good... continued

Right Place, Right Time

November 24, 2000
Whitley and I recently helped save a friend?s life. It's a strange feeling. We don't feel heroic, only grateful, because he's one of our favorite people. We didn't run into a burning building or jump off a bridge into icy... continued

Thanksgiving and the Visitors

November 18, 2000
November is a big month for Whitley and me. We were married 30 years ago on November 28 and our son was born on November 30, eight years later. And then, of course, there's Thanksgiving. I remember our wedding well.... continued

I’ve Got the Post Election Blues

November 10, 2000
I've had post-party blues, postpartum blues (caused by baby Andrew's four a.m. cries for food) and now, along with the rest of the nation, I've got the post-election blues. On election eve, we had dinner with friends. We turned on... continued

Real Feelings

November 5, 2000
Yesterday was a typical Saturday. After breakfast, Whitley and I got in the car with a list of chores to do, but our final destination was a nearby theater, because we love the movies. We were headed for a Hollywood... continued

My Vote For President

October 31, 2000
Unlike Whitley, I voted for a Presidential candidate, because I?m in the same situation that most of you are: I don't know the candidates personally and I feel a need to vote for somebody. I share Whitley's concern that Bush... continued

First Love

October 24, 2000
I was cleaning out a cedar chest today, when I found a photo of him. I hadn't thought about him in a long time; he was my first. I could feel my heart beating faster as I gazed at the... continued

The Human Condition

October 12, 2000
In political times like these, I become wary in social situations. It's not just that I'm more liberal than most of the people in this town; it's not as simple as that. Most of the political conservatives I know are... continued

The Extraordinary Ordinary

October 8, 2000
Last week I had the kind of experience I've had many times in the years since Whitley wrote Communion. I talked to some people I've gotten to know recently and heard some extraordinary stories. Like most of the folks we... continued

The Hillary Question

September 26, 2000
Since moving to what seems like a small town from New York City, I've found myself the object of discrimination at times. This is a new experience for me. I'm white and middle class, so I'm used to blending in.... continued