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Hello, 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
O what a wonderful time we had. Three days in a row of joyful frolic. Mother celebrated her 90 years with more than 100 of her closest friends and family. Our immediate family booked the entire Forgotten Seasons Bed and Breakfast. Kathy and Jay Wenger set a lovely...read more
It's finally here. My mother has been talking about this day for the last six months. "Can you believe I'm going to be ninety?" she asks in genuine amazement every time I talk with her. Her five children, their spouses, children, their spouses, and their grandchildren...read more
One of the themes of jubilación is this: Gather it up. Give it away. When your vocation is learning and teaching, it's good to gather up mentors and give them away. Here's a mentor of mine: Christopher Dock (c.1698-1771) was a remarkable Mennonite schoolmaster whose...read more