Dayeinu

Earlier this week, I heard a joke that went something like this: “There are four seasons in Cleveland – almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction.” The joke is funny because given the weather of the last few weeks, even though spring has started...

Me and My Buddy

Thursday morning was a great day for door duty during arrival. Not because it was a balmy 60 degrees at the beginning of a Cleveland winter that the entire community has been warning me about, but because I had really good company. Two eighth graders joined me at the...

Building Community

So I have to admit, one of the things that I was nervous about was moving to Cleveland when we were expecting a child. It’s one thing to change jobs, move your family, and find a new home. It’s a whole other thing when you do this and your wife is five months...

Settled vs. Settling

Over the last few months, I have been frequently asked the same question. It usually goes something like this, “Are you feeling settled in Cleveland?” or “How are you settling in?” The truth is that we felt settled and adjusted to Cleveland pretty quickly. Much of...

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