“Social distancing isn’t really what we are doing. What we are doing is physically distancing ourselves. What we need to do is social engagement. This will require setting boundaries around work, which has been a tyranny working its tendrils into our lives after 5:00. Now, as we work from home, what we must do is set clear work hour boundaries. The tendency will be to take our laptops into our community spaces. Don’t do it unless you are going to watch a movie on it. No. We need to make sure that we reign in the work creep and reengage in the familial life in the house and outside of it. Once we have reigned in our work, we can use our time to break out of isolation beyond the workday.”
Category: Featured Story
A category for specifically designating a story for the Feature Story area on the Home page.
Our friends at ENS report on efforts by several large parishes in different parts of the country to respond to COVID-19 outbreak.
The West Coast was an early flashpoint in the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. “It sort of came on fast here in Seattle,” said the Rev. Doyt Conn Jr., rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church. As of March 17, at least 56 people had died in Seattle and King County, Washington, more than a third of […]
A fierce soul has passed into life eternal
“Our mission is to be midwives of the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. That is no easy task and it takes enormous energy, courage, strength, and effort.”
“Nature amazes me. But nature has a long view. It’s patient. I guess they liked swimming back then. Cats, I mean. It is so dangerous to be sure of things a few millennia old.”
Retired editor Wayne Phaneuf was honored at the third annual blessing of journalists at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 25.
The service was initiated two years ago by the Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, diocesan bishop, to show support for “the work of a free press.”
Phaneuf is the second person to receive the award that honors a journalist for “excellence in bringing local and national concerns to the people […]
O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The masks we wear, no matter how glamorous, just get in the way of living life.
A reflection on the nature of masculinity
Once upon a time there was a squirrel named Bushy. He was a fine little squirrel, but as he grew older everyone began to notice a change in him. All he cared about was gathering nuts. Every day you could hear his voice ringing through the forest: “Gotta get more nuts! Gotta get more nuts!”