Joys and Concerns

 Professional Awards  |  Transylvanian Scholar  |  Family

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
– Annie Dillard

The things that really make a difference in our lives are relationships. Awards may represent achievement, but for me, these recognitions represent work on behalf and in relationship with those in my community. I am honored to have worked with and on behalf of small farmers, immigrants, veterans, and over the years, my dear students.

My two trips to the Unitarian Seminary and villages in Transylvania, Romania were deeply transformative. The relationships I formed with the people I encountered there changed me. Our Unitarian history is rich and my encounter with it helped me see how the past matters to our present.  Click on the link above to see a little about those trips.

And how we spend our days, well, my days pretty much begin and end with family.  You’ll find a brief introduction to my spouse and my children at the link above.  Words cannot describe how much they mean to me, how much they have taught me, and how fully they support me.