The Interns: Week One

Last week, four of our six *cino interns moved into the rectory of Trinity Episcopal Church, just a short walk down Main Street from my and Rob’s apartment, and a short bike ride from Huss School. At the moment, Johnathan is working at his paid internship with White Yarrow Farm while the rest of us…

Working in expectation on Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday began as most of my Saturdays have begun since January: waking up early and driving into the country out west of town to help care for Moon, a blind horse owned by my new friend Carol. This work is part of a three-way barter, in which I obtained an icon of Christ Teacher…

Spring Break 2010: Day four

Raking: check. Well, the front yard at least. One of the themes of the week has been adjusting our sense of scale with the school as tasks take more time, more people and taller ladders than we expect. That said, our feeling after our last morning of school work was that we made quite a…

Spring break begins!

We’ve already had a very full weekend and first work day with our spring break work group! I only have a few minutes to post, so I’ll just post a few photos … Sharing a meal with the Three Rivers Sustainable Food Group at The Hermitage: Organizing furniture and other miscellany in the school: For…

Bill Strickland and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

Last year at about this time, we felt the spirit move. Kirstin and I were listening to a presentation by Bill Strickland of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild at the annual Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh and an idea began to take shape. Strickland shared his amazing story, from growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in…

Patiently moving forward

One: Watch! Wait! The day of God is at hand! All: Like the bud on a tree, God’s possibilities are about to blossom! One: Stay awake! The reign of God is very near. All: We are here, watching and waiting with hope. All: May God bring justice to all people. May God’s reign come on…

Long overdue update

Even in the midst of great pain, Lord, I praise you for that which is. I will not refuse this grief Or close myself to this anguish. Let shallow men pray for ease: “Comfort us; shield us from sorrow.” I pray for whatever you send me, and I ask to receive it as your gift….

Cover with a damp towel and let rise.

Closing on Huss School and holding the actual keys in our hands opens up a world of possibilities. We, along with *cino and Three Rivers friends, are eager to get to work on everything from the nitty gritty details of cleaning to recruiting students for service and study. However… We’ve attempted to put all of…

Closing in the news

Elena Hines, managing editor at the Three Rivers Commercial News, was on hand at the closing on Friday to take photos and do interview for a story that appeared on yesterday’s front page. Thanks, Elena!

In limbo the morning after

The number on the home page this morning is $15,805, which is $4,195 short of our $20,000 goal for May 27. What happens now? That’s a great question with a somewhat complicated answer. Let me first say that we’re thrilled at the amount of support people have shown for the Imagining Space project. We pushed…

It’s a big day. But it’s not the last day.

May 27 is here! We set this date and the $20,000 fundraising goal early in May according to the terms of *cino’s offer to purchase the historic Huss School in Three Rivers, Michigan. As I write, we have just over $5,000 left to go and we’re still waiting to see what the rest of this…