All world religions have particular seasons that are dedicated to
reflection and contemplation. Commentator Susan Cooke Kittredge
observes that – in sharp contrast to the frantic drum roll to Christmas
we are apt to experience – Advent is just such a time.
Just a few days from now, many Americans will sit down to a Thanksgiving
meal that reflects the food the Pilgrims ate. Commentator Susan Cooke
Kittredge suggests there are other things for which the Pilgrims might
also be remembered.
Every year we invite commentators to write on the same theme and
share their essays at a brunch, which we record so we can feature a
sampler of their efforts later on the air. This year the topic was
"Picture This" and commentator Susan Cooke Kittredge offered a vivid
account of a rather steamy, late night adventure.
Taking responsibility for one’s health has many facets, not the least of which is having an Advance Directive for Healthcare. Commentator Susan Cooke Kittredge has led workshops in helping people with these documents but was surprised at how much she learned when she acted as her mother’s agent at the end of her life.