Sometimes You Get What You Need: On Moving, Family + Unexpected Grace

My husband Jonathan and I moved this weekend, and though it was a small move by most standards (we moved 0.1 miles uphill from a small studio apartment into an even smaller one), it was still a move. But there was this strange and beautiful moment amidst the chaos, one that made us laugh and made us think, and that's the moment I want to tell you about. That said, moving day did not start off well. There was a tiny misunderstanding involving a sofa that would not fit through a door. This may or may not have been my...
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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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