Save Ferris, Lose Cable: On Choosing Adventure Over Apathy

When a new L'Arche home opened in Arlington, VA this year, the house team decided not to get cable in the main living area. This was a conscious choice, born of a desire to form deeper relationships. It didn't save them money. (Several members elected to have cable connections in their rooms, and L'Arche payed for that.) The house does have a TV in the living room, but 99% of the time, it's hidden in a cabinet. The focus of the area isn't the TV, and the house is better for it. The house watches movies together sometimes, and some...
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