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Barack Obama, Fifty Shades of Grey, Louis C.K., and Gather at the Table

Posted September 24th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

It’s all about timing. Right place, right time. Serendipity. We’ve all heard about it, sometimes witnessed it, probably even envied it. Someone we know is the 15 millionth customer through the turnstile at Disneyland and wins a new Mustang. They write a song that Dolly Parton turns into a top-ten hit. They write a book […]

The Truth

Posted September 20th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

“You want answers?!” “I think I’m entitled.” “You want answers?!” “I want the truth!” “You can’t handle the truth!” That scene from A Few Good Men has become iconic. And it reminds me of America’s unwillingness to face the truth of what our prison-industrial complex has become. My world view regarding the U.S. criminal justice […]

Lawdy Miss Scarlet!

Posted September 18th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

Creating a book is, in many ways, like having a baby… First, you are impregnated with an idea. You visualize what it will look like and incubate it until it is ready to see the light of day. There are many sleepless nights along the way as you cope with the heartburn of word choice, […]

The Parrot Trap

Posted September 12th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I recently had the opportunity to spend the weekend with our five-year old granddaughter – just the two of us – with our friends Lisa and Laura, who live on a farm a few hours from us. It was a weekend of horseback riding, playing on the tree swing with her 9-year old cousin and […]

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, “Roads to Reconciliation”

Posted August 31st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

The Foreword to Gather at the Table, written by Joy Angela DeGruy, has been available through a link on the home page of our website for the past two months. Now you can read the first chapter. The just-published edition of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum includes an excerpt from Gather at the Table, by […]

Let Us Gather at the Table

Posted August 28th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

This is a repost of something I wrote on my genealogy blog today: On this day in 1955, an innocent young man named Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman. This event embodied all that was wrong with America in that day on the subject of race. On […]

Buy Gather at the Table from Beacon Press to support Coming to the Table

Posted August 23rd, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Save money AND support the ongoing, healing work of Coming to the Table. We are excited to announce that Coming to the Table (the community through which Sharon and I met – and that inspired us to embark upon our healing journey) has become an Affiliate of Beacon Press. What this means for readers wanting […]

Word Count

Posted August 22nd, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

Promotion of Gather at the Table ultimately depends on Tom and I. Even though we are supported enthusiastically by Beacon Press, book publishing has changed a lot in recent years. Promotion is no longer the primary responsibility of the publisher. It is authors who must drive awareness and sales. To do that requires as much […]

Book Jacket for Gather at the Table: well done, Beacon Press!

Posted August 14th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Another significant milestone was achieved this past week when Sharon and I each received a package in the mail from our publisher, Beacon Press. The dust jacket for Gather at the Table is now printed and awaiting the hard bound book it will soon cover. Though we’ve shared the image of the front of the […]

Silly Season

Posted August 9th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

I do not intend to use the Gather at the Table platform to promote my personal political preferences. We all have our opinions and, whether we agree or not, freedom of thought and speech are rights that must be respected and protected. I do, however, want to use this platform to draw attention to things […]

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