Consider the Acorn

Reflections on Life and Nature

Gardening As Ministry

July 11, 2019 | No Comments

  I harvested HDS garden greens and peas this week for Faith Kitchen in Cambridge, MA, and traveled by bike to Fatih Lutheran Church to help make the enormous salads that were part of this week’s community meal, along with meatloaf, potatoes, corn, strawberries, brownies and ice cream, and beautiful artisan breads. I’m not new […]

The Animate Garden

June 18, 2019

My summer job is to look after the Harvard Divinity School vegetable garden. I couldn’t ask for a more heavenly appointment. The garden is an HDS Ministry initiative where we grow fresh organic produce that is incorporated twice a month into the community meals served by Faith Kitchen in Cambridge. The greatest gift of the […]

Hunters: A Meander

January 4, 2019

My essay “Hunters: A Meander,” was published this spring in the fabulous journal of creative nonfiction, Fourth Genre. It’s one essay in a new book of essays centered on mine and Ruth’s farm in rural Maine that I hope will find a publisher this year. My essay is one of the issue’s featured articles. Image […]

One Tree At a Time

January 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

Beginning in the Fall of 2017 I took a three-year leave from my teaching at the University of Maine Farmington to pursue a Master’s of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. So far, it’s been an intellectually and spiritually challenging experience that has helped me grow as a thinker, a teacher and a person-in-the-world. One […]