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_MG_8217Hello, friends. I’m the author of a memoir about growing up Mennonite called Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. I was also a college president and professor (Goshen College), and a foundation executive (Fetzer Institute). You can read more on my about page.

I will be the Kilian McDonnell Fellow at the Collegeville Institute during the fall semester 2016. My topic is Jubilación: Vocation in the Third Age of Life. Come along by following my blog and signing up for my one-paragaph weekly email Magical Memoir Moments. 

Most recent blog posts

Finding a Public Voice: At Homecoming

Seth Godin says that you can tell whether or not you have a tribe by discovering they miss you when you don't show up. I didn't post last Wednesday, and I didn't send out a Magical Memoir Moment on Thursday. You probably thought I was just contemplating life beside...

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On Reviewing Books: We Are What We Read

Remember chewing your pencil when you had to write a book review for school? At some point in the process of writing a book review, I nearly always regret saying "yes" to the assignment. A good review requires at least two readings of the book, note-taking, special...

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The Rule of Life: What Saint Benedict Is Teaching Me

What makes a good day in your life? It's a question we've examined on this blog more than once, starting with my mission statement: To prepare for the hour of my death. One good day at a time. And to help others do the same. Now that I'm enjoying all the benefits of...

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