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  • The 9th Annual Summer List

    Well, I’m happy to have an exciting update on my attempt to complete one of the items on last year’s Annual Summer List. Suggestion #4 was to read a book you’ve “spent your whole life avoiding” and even “cringing at.” I mentioned that mine was Moby Dick. This choice, y’all, was not without cause: After […]

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  • Happy Easter!

    This is what comes of Word made flesh and water made wine two millennia ago. This is what comes of a world that tilted further, moving across the days toward seeming darkness until that dawn when empty death linens backdropped the cry of “Rabboni!” This is what has come in all the days since, the […]

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  • Anticipating 2019

    Somehow, I missed winter solstice this year. I like to mark these things, but I’d been wrapped up in work on our home after Florence, so it passed silently by me. The next day, I realized it in the early evening, as we left a building store. We’d been there for probably three hours and […]