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Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Million Empty Rooms, but No Room at the Inn

Walk into just about any church this time of year and you will find a crèche, with a manger, Mary, Joseph, some shepherds, sheep and cattle. In the story of Jesus’s birth, as told by Matthew and Luke, there was no room at the inn for a tired pregnant woman and her weary spouse. As […]

¿Cómo se dice “Please Pass the Fabric Softener”?

Sometimes the solution to a problem pops up in the most unexpected of places. For customers of the Magic Touch laundry, many of whom are new Spanish-speaking immigrants, even the most mundane of chores can be … a chore.  Trying to understand the various options for wash, rinse and dry, or even just asking for change, they […]