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2014 October

Hospitality Series (#2)

October 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

My last post was about the way that fear can keep us from welcoming strangers. This post is similar. I’m interested in looking briefly at the history and current reality of the United States as it relates to hospitality. This is the place that has formed me and that I am participating in forming.


We often hear about “southern hospitality” as a kind of archetype Read More

STALE FRIES AND HALF-EATEN HAMBURGERS

October 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

It was well after dark on a cool November downtown Denver night. I’ll never forget the time my wife, Nikki, and I spent walking along 16th Street with our new friends, “Mistika” and “Pockets”. We spent the next hour talking about life, laughing together, and panhandling for leftovers – a first for me.

We eventually scored some stale fries and a half-eaten hamburger from someone leaving the Cheesecake Factory. We sat down on a curb and passed the styrofoam container around.  Read More