A Single Snowflake

The first Christmas my family spent in our home I was struck by many things: the generosity of a large group of neighbors who had stopped on a nightly walk to help us unload our moving truck, even going so far as to unpack our suitcases and hang our clothes in the closets; the lack…

Aloe and Abundance

As I was out shopping garage sales with my family many years ago, we saw a table with aloe plants in various re-used food containers. A sign declared they were free to take. I decided that would be a wonderful addition to my small collection of houseplants that managed to survive. I was starting to…